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New Mexico History Museum

This is one of the most interesting museums in Santa Fe for me. Love the variety and organization... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2012
Charles H
History in The Palace of the Governors

The museum experience actually starts outside with the local native americans selling their... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2012
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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.
113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2005
+1 505-476-5200
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

This is one of the most interesting museums in Santa Fe for me. Love the variety and organization of this place.

Date of experience: November 2011
1  Thank Charles H
Reviewed April 20, 2012

The museum experience actually starts outside with the local native americans selling their handicraft. Then enter the historic Palace of the Governors to be introduced to the rich history of the region. I am not a big fan of the new wing so I usually...More

Date of experience: April 2012
1  Thank ECAMERONSanFrancisco
Reviewed April 15, 2012

What, you don't know anything about New Mexico History but you even live here? Did you know one of the famous Governors of New Mexico, Leu Wallace, started writing Ben Hur while Governor, that a there was a Spanish settlement in New Mexico before Jamestown...More

Date of experience: April 2012
1  Thank 344TomO
Reviewed April 13, 2012

This should be your 1st stop ,alot of histroy in Santa fe ,lot of fighting in 400 years to get to where they are today .Take a tour ,they are Excellent

Date of experience: February 2012
1  Thank hpcanada
Reviewed April 9, 2012

My family was so bored and disappointed with this museum I'm sorry to say. After such great reviews I thought I was at the wrong place. Lots of open white blank space and very little to see in the new part. The Bloody Jesus Folk...More

Date of experience: April 2012
2  Thank Cindiana49
Reviewed April 9, 2012

right on the plaza and a new state of the art venue is wonderful with the history of this state!

Date of experience: May 2011
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

My children and I found the history of New Mexico, as illustrated in this museum, fascinating. It was very, very engaging.

Date of experience: March 2012
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

This is an amazing achievement that will interest anyone, regardless of position on the Bible. Wish it had better lighting though.

Date of experience: March 2012
2  Thank David D
Reviewed March 29, 2012

A really good way to start a visit to New Mexico. A lot of easily digested history, heavy on visuals and personal detail. Well located right on the plaza. If you only go to one museum in Santa Fe, I think this should be it.

Date of experience: March 2012
1  Thank echolette
Reviewed March 28, 2012

Just visited the museum with my two kids, ages 10 & 12. We all thought it was great. We spent 1 1/2 hours learning about the history of new mexico from early native american stories to the present. It touched on the many different stories...More

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Free Fridays for NM residents only, May-Oct. 1st Fridays of month, Nov-April.
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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.