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New Mexico History Museum

113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-476-5200
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Very good presentation of 400+ years

The auditorium on the first floor is a relatively new presentation of area history from the arrival... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Very Comprehensive Museum of NM History

My husband and I spent the morning at this museum and the attached Palace of Governors our first... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-476-5200

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The auditorium on the first floor is a relatively new presentation of area history from the arrival of europeans in the late 16th century up to the time of admission to statehood. Admission also includes admission to the adjacentGovernor's Palace which has its own interesting...More

Thank dlr51
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I spent the morning at this museum and the attached Palace of Governors our first day in SantaFe. The museum is very large, clean and spacious, with numerous floors of every aspect of NM history...very informative...

Thank sc1009
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our month long stay in SF I'd been wanting to go to this museum and when hubby asked what I'd like to do, I instantly knew. The museum is well laid out, staff helpful and exhibits educational and entertaining. It took us about 3...More

Thank Tricia A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the oldest museums in the US, this museum chronicles the history of New Mexico from being a Spanish colony to becoming a state. A great starting point for a visit to Santa Fe. The permanent exhibits are well curated and reflect historically accurate...More

Thank casimirot909
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You could spend a good 4/5 hours in this museum. There is the history section which is excellent, certainly a good 2 hours spent there and there is a authentic Stagecoach on display plus tons of facts and figures. There is also the Governor's Palace...More

Thank Aria818
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had hoped to get more of a sense of Santa Fe history here, but were disappointed by their current exhibits. Most lacked depth on the subjects featured.

Thank jackiesnk12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum only whets your appetite for more information (thank goodness for Google) as complete info is not fully given. The museum seems to assume you have a basic background knowledge already in place which you do truly need in order to fully appreciate all the...More

Thank travelgalAvon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent museum detailing the life, history, and culture of New Mexico and Santa Fe. The many various political and cultural identities of the land and its people. Very well done and interesting exhibits.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought this was going to be a little more interesting but not really worth the $12 they charged. If you have the time you could spend a few hours reading about the history of New Mexico which is interesting but definitely not worth the...More

Thank melissajo1994
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This year in Santa Fe, we visited the New Mexico History Museum, for two exhibits, and the New Mexico Museum of Art, for two exhibits., we had renewed our membership to the Museums of New Mexico Foundation, which granted us free admission to the above....More

Thank John_Schunhoff
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28 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
2 April 2016|
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Response from alnhouston | Reviewed this property |
I can't offer any additional insight that hasn't been provided previously, but I am impressed that you have dogs that you can even think about taking into public. My two pooches (whom I love and do anything for) are not... More