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New Mexico History Museum

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Address: 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Opened May 24, 2009 just behind the historic Palace of the Governors, the...

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.

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A must for a visit to Santa Fe

The museum is extremely well arranged, offering a lot of info about the complex NM history in a very attractive manner. Use the leaflet you take from the ticket desk for an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum is extremely well arranged, offering a lot of info about the complex NM history in a very attractive manner. Use the leaflet you take from the ticket desk for an effective guidance. You will find in the museum a lot of nice stories about great "labels" of NM: from the 47 star US flag to the Fred Harvey... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were shopping, talking - and suddenly a downpour! - So we ducked into the Museum and found it beautifully appointed, very interesting - sparkling clean and such courteous docents! The gift shop was very nice as well.

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Devils Lake, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a guided tour that was offered. The guide was knowledgeable and tour was interesting. Explored parts of the museum on our own. It contains several interactive displays detailing the history of New Mexico.

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South China, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See awesome history exhibits from pre-Columbian times to present-day! Please go to the New Mexico History Museum and learn more about this stimulating landscape and the people who have lived here over thousands of years. The Palace of the Governors, the oldest continuously operating public building in the US, is an archeological site in itself. The newer part of the... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The city & state does a great job with the museum system in Santa Fe ... I think the old Palace of the Governors is the best history museum in the area ... gives you a great idea of life in the Spaniard, Indian , New Mexican & American West in the 1600, 1700 & 1800.... Book store is great... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The photo shown here is actually the Palace of the Governors, the oldest public building in the United States, where Territorial Governor and Lincoln Appointee, Lew Wallace, locked himself in his office, & told his wife and Lt. Governor essentially to take over while he wrote Ben Hur, a novel later made into a movie with Charlton Heston. I personally... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a lovely place to spend the weekend. Great art, history, native dancers and music. We often went on the weekends just to enjoy the surroundings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum covers all of New Mexico's history with well written displays. We learned a lot. My husband took the free docent tour and it was great. I visited the governors palace which was interesting as well. Fabulous gift shop.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every visit to Santa Fe, we make a point to see a few museums. This one is interesting if you are not familiar with New Mexico history. Recommend for families with kids of any age.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got the chance to visit here recently. The museum itself is interesting enough. New Mexico has such a bounty of history to share. The Fred Harvey/ Harvey House exhibit was fun. The low riders was interesting. I don't understand the fees though. Out of state visitors pay about $4 more than in state residents. I understand that New Mexico is... More 

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