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New Mexico National Guard Museum

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Address: 1050 Old Pecos Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87505-2688 (Formerly Bataan Memorial Museum)
Phone Number: 505 474 1670
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Small Museum that is educational

This museum covers a long period of time and educates about the New Mexico national guard. There are artifacts for many of the periods the the guards history, including material... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2016
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Rogers, Arkansas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Any veteran of the armed services should visit this museum. It is one of the great military museums. Small but of the absolute highest quality. The museum began as a tribute to the Veterans of the infamous Bataan Death March. This tribute remains and has grown into a world class display that chronicles the struggle and desperate years of the... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This museum covers a long period of time and educates about the New Mexico national guard. There are artifacts for many of the periods the the guards history, including material for the Rough Riders and as current as the past couple of years. There was a very good video dealing with the Bataan Death march which recently had an anniversary.... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

This small museum is focused on the history of the New Me c icon National Guard, specifically time during the Second World War when members were sent to the Philippines before war and we're participants in the defense of Bataan and we're incarcerated in POW camps for the remainder of the war. It is very personal and evokes a feeling... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was a small museum, and had some of the small museum problems--incomplete and vague text, or random artifacts that do not fit the museum's focus. That being said, they had quite a number of unique items and many which did focus on the Bataan death march and New Mexico NG history.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Toured the museum as part of the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group Veterans Association. Were met at the door by the new man in charge, Lt Gonzales, New Mexico National Guard. He gave us a great tour of the museum in spite of being on the job for less than two weeks. We are well served with men like him protecting... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Glad we went but the museum needs a little sprucing up. It is not interactive. Not enough detail of the items on display. It seemed like a collection of items but not curated. Interesting to see contribution that New Mexicans had made from the Civil War on. Museum is free but check the hours.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were in Santa Fe on a Saturday as part of a vacation, and attempted to visit this museum. I had seen it on tripadvisor and decided it would fit into our schedule. I had visited their website and it showed them open on Saturdays beginning at 10, as does the big sign out in front of the building. But... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The museum primarily recognizes the New Mexico National Guard both from The Great War (World War I) up and through the present conflicts of Iraq and Afghanistan with a significant amount of focus on World War II and the Bataan Death March (World War II - Philippines). In the entrance corridor this are photos and documentaries of those from New... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This little out of the way museum was well worth the visit. Located at the National Guard headquarters and not in the downtown area, but if you are into military history, especially World War II, you have to visit here! Free, but please leave a donation to help maintain the exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I have wanted to visit this museum for at least 2 previous trips to Santa Fe but, never made it happen. This time I was determined to see just what the "BATAAN" museum was had to offer. Turns out the museum houses historical military record of military actions and service of conflicts clear back in time to when the U.S.... More 

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