We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
enjoyed the visit, good value and plenty of interesting stuff, including some original artifacts.

I suppose kids under 12 would be bored to death as there's no interactive stuff, just artifacts and... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Katy, Texas
Great history of the state

One of the highest ghost guys is the upper floor here story of the a bomb project. There are lovely... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
New York City, New York
via mobile
Read all 1,313 reviews
All photos (206)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“new mexico”(474 reviews)
“fred harvey”(31 reviews)
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.
113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2005
+1 505-476-5200
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Santa Fe
from US$110.00
More Info
from US$60.00
More Info
from US$110.00
More Info
from US$33.00
More Info
Reviews (1,313)
There are newer reviews for New Mexico History Museum
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
1,285 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews new mexico fred harvey governor's palace atomic bomb excellent exhibits civil war free admission special exhibit los alamos historic building guided tour native americans couple of hours two hours great gift shop visit to santa fe on display
Updating list...
41 - 50 of 1,285 reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2018

I suppose kids under 12 would be bored to death as there's no interactive stuff, just artifacts and a lot of reading to do, but for adults with an interest in NM history, colonization and everything related it's a worthwhile visit.

Thank dracones
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

One of the highest ghost guys is the upper floor here story of the a bomb project. There are lovely exhibitions bits of the growth of the state pre and post statehood and the people who were influential helping with it. Must be seen

1  Thank Allansha
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited the History Museum and Palace of Govs in one visit. I had expected a lot more "ancient" history. The focus was more on NM 1600-1900. It was all good but not what quite what I was expecting. That aside, they...More

1  Thank BigFunk
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Very good depiction of history of being taken over by Spanish and Americans after having been a thriving spiritual community. Quite sad really. But fascinating stories of people who struck out and made significant changes. Really enjoyed the exhibit on the Harvey girls having stayed...More

Thank JillConnecticut
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This museum was fascinating. Growing up on the East coast, we learned relatively little about New Mexico's history. Exhibits were well organized and easy to follow

1  Thank jhlowe2
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I am from the southeast and really did not know much about the history of New Mexico but this museum is so well done that after a couple of hours I have a basic understanding and appreciation for the state's history and how it got...More

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We spent 4-5 hours at this attraction. This tour is for history buffs for sure and you'll learn a ton you hadn't learned before about the Spanish, the Native Americans and the Pueblo. The price of admission includes two huge buildings- the Governer's Mansion which...More

1  Thank JenniferVaughn
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Really enjoyed this museum. Great guided tour that explained the history of the area from the Spanish explorers, to the Spanish conquest, the Pueblo Revolt, the Spanish retaking of the area, Mexican period and then its admission as a state of the USA.

Thank FreddiePWheeler
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The Museum together with Palace of the Governors gives you a great insight into the early days of Sante Fe and New Mexico through to the development of the atomic bomb. Probably the earliest city of what is now the United States. Both the Spanish...More

Thank A R H
Reviewed 4 July 2018

We entered via the old Governor's Palace and enjoyed the ancient-feeling building. Wish we had spent a little less time in that section, so as to have more energy for the fabulously-presented displays of the new building. We caught part of a docent's tour, very...More

Thank nlc58
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 61 nearby hotels
Cities of Gold Hotel
34 reviews
.06 miles away
Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
948 reviews
.07 miles away
Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe
1,011 reviews
.07 miles away
La Fonda on the Plaza
887 reviews
.11 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 610 nearby restaurants
The Famous Plaza Cafe
1,528 reviews
.06 miles away
La Boca
1,692 reviews
.08 miles away
Bull Ring
486 reviews
.05 miles away
The Shed
4,323 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 532 nearby attractions
Santa Fe Plaza
2,684 reviews
.08 miles away
Palace of the Governors
900 reviews
.03 miles away
New Mexico Museum of Art
524 reviews
.04 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
4 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Lapster2011 | Reviewed this property |
Free Fridays for NM residents only, May-Oct. 1st Fridays of month, Nov-April.
6 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from tzlove1 | Reviewed this property |
I was able to freely take pictures throughout the museum and we took the free tour...which by the way was awesome! I am not sure about this particular exhibit but you should call the museum directly.
27 December 2016|
Response from MaryEllenM27 | Reviewed this property |
New Mexico History Museum: Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission $12 General Admission; $7 New Mexico residents Free on the first Sunday of each month to New Mexico residents Free on... More