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Silver City Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Small on the outside, plenty to see inside.

Quite enjoyable collection of (mostly) old photographs of town. The recreated parlor was pretty... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wonderful Museum

This museum is a beautifully preserved home with a wonderful past. The history of Silver City is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“gift shop”(19 reviews)
“local history”(13 reviews)
“old house”(9 reviews)
In a restored 1881 Mansard/Italianate house, you'll find this fascinating history museum, which includes more than 20,000 items and artifacts related to the people and history of southwest New Mexico.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
312 W Broadway St, Silver City, NM 88061-4921
+1 575-538-5921
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All reviews gift shop local history old house big ditch interesting exhibits great place to learn donations accepted walking distance victorian parlor great collection of books on display main street great history worth a visit new mexico great stop in town
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Quite enjoyable collection of (mostly) old photographs of town. The recreated parlor was pretty minimal, but the exhibit was good, and the family histories were interesting. Very nice gift shop.

Thank MurielV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a beautifully preserved home with a wonderful past. The history of Silver City is well displayed and the visiting art collection was outstanding. The person greeting us was actually born in the house and added nice dimension to our visit.

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 6 September 2018

This sweet little museum is in an historic house from the era they are covering. We learned of the series of big floods which carved Main Street down to bedrock and is now know as 'the big ditch'.

Thank Gretchen R
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We were welcomed and introduced to the place by a really friendly guy. It is interesting as a lens to view the early house however it has been adapted somewhat well, but there has been change. YMMV

Thank wing6rider-Australia
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

This is a nice museum in a historic house. Their current exhibit was about flamenco dancing. It was interesting but I would have appreciated more local history.

1  Thank Rickj148
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This is worth a visit. It’s walking distance from most of the eateries downtown, and staffed by friendly people. The rotating exhibit currently is Flamenco. It has colorful displays and is pretty interesting. There are exhibits upstairs about the town and regions history. Unfortunately one...More

Thank flammulated
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Bea is a very knowledgeable and interesting gal to get to know. I would have given this place 5 stars if there had been an elevator since I'm handicapped.

1  Thank Rick D
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

As the museum was on the list of goid stops we decided to give it a try. Was a interesting old house. Exibits were nothing spectacular. Was hoping for more local historic information.

1  Thank wishIwasback
Reviewed 3 April 2018

The museum has a special exhibit about flamenco. The costumes were wonderful. There's a nice gift shop.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

What a great location to learn about Silver City and it's environs. Loved the house and all the exhibits. Very reasonable priced and be sure to check out the gift shop afterwards.

Thank Stephen L
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