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Silver City Museum

312 W Broadway St, Silver City, NM 88061-4921
+1 575-538-5921
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Could Be Nice At Another Time

I hit the Silver City Museum at the entirely wrong time. The recreated Victorian parlor had been... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Vera B
Tucson, Arizona
Old school museum

An interesting story about one of mans first battles with nature, where man lost. Water will always... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Niels N
Sarasota, Florida
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (19 reviews)
“local history” (12 reviews)
“old house” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
312 W Broadway St, Silver City, NM 88061-4921
312 W Broadway St, Silver City, NM 88061-4921
+1 575-538-5921
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 17 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

Thank newmexjags
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The Silver City Museum is much more alive than a museum to me. They host special events with games, ice cream and music and special exhibits with guest speakers. The Museum building (house and more) itself is worth the visit. Be sure to see the...More

Thank Albert008
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great stop to see the history of this very cool town in New Mexico. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and this place is just simply a great place to check out. I have always wanted to see Silver City, and in addition to...More

Thank CCMH
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Our fourth day here and we visited. A good depiction of the history of Silver CIty, definitely a unique corner of the universe. For a mining town a whole lot better looking than Butte MT. The "big ditch" floods definitely cataclysmic. But the town learned...More

Thank uphill69
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This excellent little museum is the 136-year old former home of Henry Ailman, an original silver mine owner, merchant and banker in town. The museum tells the story of the Native Americans and the early white settlers, complete with artifacts and lots of pictures. Don't...More

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Enjoyed the small museum - some exhibits were missing but overall the place provides knowledgeable history of the area and it's early residents......worth your time

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Although nothing in this museum is original, the historical information and dramatic photographs of the transition of Main Street to The Big Ditch are interesting and explain the town's strange sidewalks with their steps and ramps. A docent will clue you in on it all.More

Thank TripEvalu8
Silver City M, Public Relations Manager at Silver City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Hello there! Thank you for your review; we are glad that you enjoyed your visit and found the volunteer docents to be helpful! The Silver City Museum exhibits original, historic artifacts from our collection and those that have been borrowed from other institutions and individuals....More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

A bit of the history of Silver City and Grant Co. Very well laid out and includes many interesting facts

Thank Max R
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