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New Mexico History Museum

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Address: 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Opened May 24, 2009 just behind the historic Palace of the Governors, the...

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.

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Interesting and Educational... A Good Time !

Although my wife and I live in an adjacent state, we just did not know a lot about the history of New Mexico. So this excellent history museum gave us a bit of an education about... read more

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although my wife and I live in an adjacent state, we just did not know a lot about the history of New Mexico. So this excellent history museum gave us a bit of an education about our neighbor and this area. The time line presentation made it easy to follow and the exhibits were great. A very reasonable price of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is PACKED with exhibits. We hadn't scheduled enough time to see it all as we didn't realize it was so extensive. The gift shop was incredible. A must see!

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Mexico City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good museum to understand the history of New Mexico, Santa Fe and somehow the Southwest too. Good exhibits

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful guided tour each day, packed with fun information, artifacts and insights about the colorful history of New Mexico

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Lind, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter and I started our visit in Santa Fe here and it helped us get a real grasp on the area. This is a wonderful museum about the early history of the area. It is well worth the visit!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I only had time to go through the pre-statehood exhibits and the Palace of the Governors. I was a little surprised that a state museum had a $12 entry fee, but went anyway. The exhibits are chronological. They don't attempt to cover everything in depth, but hit the highlights from initial colonization by the Spanish through the turn of the... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide knew so many interesting tidbits. It was about an hour long and that was just the highlights. You could spend at least 2 hours there with the Governers Place.

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Ville Platte, Louisiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many informative exhibits that tell the story of the many different cultures that have settled in New Mexico and have fought for ownership of this fascinating land.

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took advantage of the free admission offered Friday evenings from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. The exhibits were informative, and provides an interesting overview of New Mexico state history. But in my opinion it would not have been worth the $12 admission fee per adult for a non-resident of New Mexico.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weather was rainy/snowy on the day my 9 year old granddaughter and I were in Santa Fe, so we didn't get to see the outside sites. We decided on the New Mexico History Museum, along with the Palace of Governors. We both enjoyed both museums.

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