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“Love History!”

New Mexico History Museum
Ranked #11 of 286 things to do in Santa Fe
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 11 May 2018

This was a great museum about the history of New Mexico. Loved all the different timelines throughout the exhibits. The only thing to be aware of is that the audio all kind of clashes with each other once in the newer building. The history is so rich and at some points, I found all the information a bit overwhelming, but also thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to going back. I bet you learn something new each time you visit.

Thank Megster4490
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

This museum is well worth the visit, but many people do not allow enough time. The museum covers a span of time from prehistory, to the early 1900s. The artifacts are fantastic, rare and unusual. There are five parts to the Museum and most people only see the Palace of the Governors! Be prepared to read or one will just walk past things without understanding it's significance. I have been to the museum many times and I always see something that I haven't seen before. My only criticisms of the museum (and most museums) is that they need more guided tours, they ban flash photography (no it doesn't hurt the displays), and less politicalization of historic facts. The museum is well worth the visit and should be on everyone's must see list if they are visiting Santa Fe.

Thank Timothy N
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

The exhibits are in chronological order, beginning with the Native people and ending with the New Mexico of today. The description of the people involved in the development of the state, and consequences of their actions are highlighted here. Interesting presentations.

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Great artifacts depicting the colorful history of New Mexico. I especially enjoyed the history of Lincoln County. Well done!

Thank brandywinelady
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We did not know much about the history of New Mexico, and learned quite a bit. The room about the Los Alamos Project was interesting, but I really wished there had been more about this important part of the history of our nation (and the world).

Thank Poipuvisitor
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