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Silver City Museum

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Address: 312 W Broadway St, Silver City, NM 88061-4921
Phone Number: +1 505-538-5921
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09:00 - 16:30
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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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In a restored 1881 Mansard/Italianate house, you'll find this fascinating...

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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I was greeted at the door by a young man who is a historian. If there's anything in there he doesn't know about I'd be shocked. He's more than willing to answer any questions you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ellen E
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Raleigh N C
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Raleigh N C
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93 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was greeted at the door by a young man who is a historian. If there's anything in there he doesn't know about I'd be shocked. He's more than willing to answer any questions you have the museum had a lot of history.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Two adults visited on a Friday afternoon. We were welcomed at the door by a very friendly docent who told us about the historic Ailman home that houses the museum. There is more to it than it appears from the outside. There were exhibits about the building and the family that lived there, and the history and culture of the... More 

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2 Thank CrankingChick
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Much larger than it appears. Great collection of history. Educational and quaint. Beautifully maintained.

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Thank Travelers0412
Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Silver City Museum is a must on the list of where to take visitors. The museum is interesting, but the best is the second and third floors with pictures of "The Flood" that transformed Main Street into the Big Ditch. The third floor is the cupola, and the views of the town are magnificent!

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Thank Joan E
Tucson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a surprisingly well done museum. It has permanent displays as well as rotating exhibits about the area.

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Thank AZSV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Really nice little museum. Air conditioned and well staffed. Really enjoyed. Bigger than it appears. Interesting exhibits and many interactive displays for kids.

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1 Thank terrie d
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Nice little museum which gives a flavor of the rich history for Silver City. Be certain to climb to the top so you can view the entire town and the cool buildings.

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2 Thank Chrisbudris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Located in one of the original homes in Silver City. Great exhibits and narratives. A must to start your visit!

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1 Thank Darrell K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The most interesting part for me was the flooding that took place in Silver City and an old newspaper touting the benefits of drinking water with Radium in it! Phew!

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1 Thank Ron A
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Very well done, small town museum. Good information. Learned a great deal about the original inhabitants as well as those who arrived from Spain, Mexico, and Northern Europe. The Big Ditch room was my favorite.

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