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“Excellent Film and Museum”

New Mexico National Guard Museum
Ranked #80 of 270 things to do in Santa Fe
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 3 April 2013

This is the sort of museum where my wife reads every word and misses no artifacts. And I almost matched her thoroughness. From the old west to the present day, the museum tells the story of New Mexican military history. We had particular interest in the Bataan death march and the museum didn't disappoint. The 10-minute film narrated by Alec Baldwin was outstanding. But we were fascinated with all the other memorabilia on display as well.

3  Thank oregonpoppa
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

What a suprise when I visited this museum. I have seen a lot a military musuems and this is a small gem that anyone who has an interest in history, espically military history should visit. Yes, it does have some history on the Bataan Death March but is has more of a lot of other things. They have artifacts dating back to the soldiers of the initial Spanish who came to Santa Fe, continuing into the 1800's where the Union troops were dealing with attempted conquers of New Mexico from the Confederacy. The history displays continue up through World War ! and II and into the modern age of F-16's of the New Mexico National Guard. For a small museum they have an outstanding small arms weapons display that could be the envy of many a larger museum. Best of all, it's free but if you want to contribute money, there is a small box to drop some bill off.
I actually enjoyed this more than the Russian Military Museum in Moscow.

3  Thank Tom O
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

This small, but growing museum is a tribute to all the Soldiers from New Mexico, especially the soldiers who were in the Bataan Death March and were on the "hell-ship" transporting them to the POW camps and forced labor.

The movie is a must to understand what they all endured. Their bodies looked similar to the bodies in Nazi death camps. It may not be appropriate for young children.

The museum is Free, but your donations will help grow this museum.

Thank phxwilsons
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

This small military museum includes a small auditorium with a video, along with various artifacts from military history. The emphasis is on Bataan, but the museum covers much more. If you are a military history buff, it is well worth the visit.

Thank NanjingBob
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

Always love the troops!!! this place is awesome!!! Ive been to it more then once since i moved here in april 2010

Thank Rebecca_Angelica
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