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Excellent history museum of the state

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the history museum. It gave us a good, concise history of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stumpy60
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Rocky Mountains Usa
Very Interesting!!!

The museum presented presented the history of New Mexico in chronological order using magnificent... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rich41
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Clifton, New Jersey
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Opened May 24, 2009 just behind the historic Palace of the Governors, the New Mexico History Museum takes over the role of being the state's history museum from the Palace of the Governor's which is now part of the history campus.
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113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2005
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the history museum. It gave us a good, concise history of the state plus the special display on the state's role in atomic energy and the atom bomb was wonderful.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum presented presented the history of New Mexico in chronological order using magnificent dioramas that incorporated actual artifacts of the times represented. A most informative walk through time. We were sad to find ourselves at the end!!!!!!

Thank Rich41
Reviewed 6 days ago

Vacationers and locals alike should visit the NM History Museum often-- The changing exhibits are often timed to enrich other aspects of NM that are being highlighted around town (the 60s, the Manhattan Project) - but also great glimpses into history through artifacts you might...More

Thank NewMexicoJill
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a bit disappointed. Smaller and less art than expected. Seemed like a bigger space for what was exhibited.

Thank Dave R
Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice museum but not what we expected for the history of New Mexico. it starts with the Spanish coming to New Mexico but provides very little on the background and history the Native Americans of New Mexico. nice displays but not clear on the...More

Thank ColoDream
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very worthwhile visit while in Santa Fe. A great collection of photography and other relatively modern art.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have 2-3 hours available, this quirky museum located in close proximity to Old Town Santa Fe is worth the visit. Normally your admittance fee also entitles you to visit the old Governor's residence next door, but it is currently closed for renovations. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited many, many museums in many other places, I'd give this a 5 out of 10. It tells the story but not a lot of engagement. Some of the interactive exhibits were not functioning/functioning properly. Lighting was not the greatest. More seating throughout would...More

Thank carliewired
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I compare this museum with other state history museums. The good point was I could walk in the court yard of Santa Fe's government building (oldest government building in use in USA, over 300 years). What this museum lacks is the focus is on artifacts....More

Thank Texas_Travel_1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our time at this visiting. There is a good array of exhibits depicting the history of New Mexico from the very earliest days to present. We spent little over 2 hours which is a bare minimum to do it justice. The museum gift...More

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jmb31117
June 3, 2018|
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Response from Lapster2011 | Reviewed this property |
Free Fridays for NM residents only, May-Oct. 1st Fridays of month, Nov-April.
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Response from tzlove1 | Reviewed this property |
I was able to freely take pictures throughout the museum and we took the free tour...which by the way was awesome! I am not sure about this particular exhibit but you should call the museum directly.
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mjoydietz
December 27, 2016|
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New Mexico History Museum: Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission $12 General Admission; $7 New Mexico residents Free on the first Sunday of each month to New Mexico residents Free on... More
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