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This is worth a visit. It’s walking distance from most of the eateries downtown, and staffed by... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Kingman, Arizona
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Bea was just the best guide in town.

Bea is a very knowledgeable and interesting gal to get to know. I would have given this place 5... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Rick D
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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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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312 W Broadway St, Silver City, NM 88061-4921
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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.

Thank Rick j
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

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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.

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
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We were hoping to find out about the history of Silver City, but eighty percent was about Spain's flamingo dancers. There was very little about the town itself.

1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 11 January 2018

I hit the Silver City Museum at the entirely wrong time. The recreated Victorian parlor had been disassembled for a holiday party and most of the permanent exhibits had been removed in preparation for a January show (I was there the week before Christmas). I...More

Thank Vera B
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

An interesting story about one of mans first battles with nature, where man lost. Water will always find a way to run,and it sure did in Silver City...😊 It can be seen in 30-60 min

Thank Niels N
Reviewed 16 November 2017

My husband and I went to Silver City for a quick getaway. We were just bumming around and came upon this little museum. They take donations, $3 suggested but the value is worth more. Lots of interesting exhibits and the story of the people who...More

1  Thank newmexjags
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