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New Mexico History Museum

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Address: 113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2005
Phone Number: (505) 476-5200
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Opened May 24, 2009 just behind the historic Palace of the Governors, the...

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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The lowrider exhibit is worth seeing

IU went to the New Mexico History Museum specifically to see the exhibit of northern NM lowrider and it exceeded expectations. The cars and photos were well curated, so not only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Reston, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

IU went to the New Mexico History Museum specifically to see the exhibit of northern NM lowrider and it exceeded expectations. The cars and photos were well curated, so not only was I able to appreciate the art form, but learned a lot more about its practitioners.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a lot to see here. Interesting to see the archeology side but fascinated by the exhibits in the three storey building at the back. Well set out from early history through to the nuclear project to modern day. Lots to learn and reflect on.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited the Governors Palace portion of the museum a few times the past 47 years, and this was no disappointment. An archeological dig during a restoration came up with several different examples of building over the centuries. Thus, in addition the the unique place this holds in history, it is now a showcase of that history, by virtue... More 

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Canon, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the tour and enjoyed this interesting museum, The displays are very well done and you really get an idea about New Mexico history.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a place. Take your time and enjoy a history lesson or maybe whatever they are featuring during your stay. Worthwhile to purchase a year pass. The museums in Santa Fe are outstanding if you enjoy the merging of cultures and blue skies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well done and informative in a fascinating venue. We spent a good two hours here, and came away with a much greater appreciation for NM.

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Miami Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum was recommended to me by a friend for a specific exhibit, but there's a lot of really interesting and important information housed here. The staff are friendly and can give you guidance on what to see. Plus the entry fee gets you access to the museum next door. Definitely worth going.

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Rocklin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would put this within the Top Five small museums I have visited. Expertly done with a very interesting told time line of the states history from settlement to statehood. Be sure to start on the LEFT corridor after entering.

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Parkville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had time to visit that part of this museum which covers the early history of New Mexico. Great information and great exhibits. If you are interested in history and are in Santa Fe, this is the place to go.

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La Mirada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned many interesting facts about New Mexico and they were nicely displayed. If you are a Veteran be sure to bring identification for a discounted entry fee

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