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Silver City Museum

312 W Broadway St, Silver City, NM 88061-4921
+1 575-538-5921
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Searching for family history

We went to the museum 2 times, on Sunday and Tuesday. They are closed on Mondays. I was refered to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Karen P
Wonderful museum

This is a great museum to bring the history of the area alive. Housed in a beautiful old house of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (18 reviews)
“local history” (12 reviews)
“old house” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: Closed
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
312 W Broadway St, Silver City, NM 88061-4921
+1 575-538-5921
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to the museum 2 times, on Sunday and Tuesday. They are closed on Mondays. I was refered to several books to find family roots. The local library resource center is a must to continue my searches.

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum to bring the history of the area alive. Housed in a beautiful old house of a once prominent Silver City businessman, it has a variety of displays and provides helpful descriptions and interpretations. They also sell (for the outrageous price...More

Thank Schnu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well laid out and presented. And very interesting from the White few point. Had a different view point from a local Apache, though.

Thank Rocky T
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Good local history. They also had a room with a photographic exhibit that was quite good. Small gift shop.

Thank Ruth F
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Went to visit the museum yesterday and was very disappointed as we could not get to see much as we cannot climb steep steps. Even most of the area downstairs was closed and the access closed also. Made a good donation anyway in hopes they...More

1  Thank rosemariebabyboy
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice and we're so glad we stopped. Open on Sunday's , not Monday's. Good history of area and very friendly staff. I loved the gift store and their books and jewelry . They have walking tours so do that if you have time.

2  Thank Donna B
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Very interesting to read the mining history of the town and the area. I was hoping to catch a glimpse of my grandmother's era (she was born here in 1910) and was satisfied. The man at the desk was very helpful and kind.

Thank Marlayna67
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Good place to visit when arriving in Silver City. The museum is very educational on the history of the town and area. This is where I learned about the Big Ditch (and of course had to see the Big Ditch after visiting the museum). Also,...More

Thank LAB20
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a very good resource for finding out the history of Silver City and the surrounding area. It is well worth the hour or two that you spend in it and it is no cost. Donations are appreciated and worth the $10 bucks we...More

Thank markanthony1
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Welcoming staff and volunteers; gift shop has a great variety of items, reasonably priced. Good history lesson for children as well.

Thank mandybre
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