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Well worth a visit

This gave us a great overview of NM history. Very interesting exhibits. We took a tour, which we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
catem
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Take the noon tour

In places like this I prefer a guided tour which shows and explains you the most important things... read more

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B1714D
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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
Downtown
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I was a little underwhelmed by this museum--just so much to read and since I'm new to NM I didn't really feel as invested in the subject matter. Seemed to be especially strong in WWII and atomic era. The Palace of Governors was not accessible...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This gave us a great overview of NM history. Very interesting exhibits. We took a tour, which we enjoyed very much. .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank catem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, it has been a very long time since my last visit here. The Museum is in a lovely building however, I expected it to still be in the Palace of the Governors. Also, I really like to see artifacts and this museum was rich...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In places like this I prefer a guided tour which shows and explains you the most important things. This is a four floors museum, and apart from it Santa Fe has much more to offer in tourist's limited time. The museum shows the entire history...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank B1714D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A well organized and nicely presented museum. I always learn something about the history of NM when I go there. A must see when visiting downtown.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeffrey T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The evolution and history of the New Mexico area is well exemplified in this New Mexico history museum. We were recommended to spend at least an hour or two in the museum, and ended up spending four. They had a docent who provided a beautiful...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 879beths
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We joined a tour right at the door. The lady knew her stuff but she was too fast for us. We realized we did not have enough time to view and read stuff. The museum was well organized by years, which I like. The first...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Clinton1
Reviewed January 16, 2019

This is an interesting museum, with many exhibits focusing on the period before statehood in 1912. The conflicts between Europeans and Native Americans receive good coverage, and some of the conflicts among Native people ("Indians") are explained, as they included many peoples whose territories and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rtaba285
Reviewed January 5, 2019

There's a nice progression with well done displays regarding the history of the state. It's a lot to cover, what with European expansion happening here before the pilgrims landed on the East Coast! It also gets a bit complicated with it being under Spanish rule,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank christylou60
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Nice introduction to NM history. Quality exhibits, nice building. The security staff are unnecessarily intimidating, dressed in black, ubiquitous and menacing. It’s a museum, is this necessary?

Date of experience: January 2019
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amenti10
February 17, 2019|
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Response from Candace B | Reviewed this property |
They encourage exploring on your own and suggest asking a person wearing an “Ask me” button, if you have questions. We spent a lot of time and still didn’t see everything. I’d suggest calling to see whether there will be... More
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June 3, 2018|
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Free Fridays for NM residents only, May-Oct. 1st Fridays of month, Nov-April.
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March 5, 2018|
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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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