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New Mexico History Museum

113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-476-5200
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Great bookstore for cookbooks

Everywhere we travel, I collect cookbooks from that region. The little bookstore at the museum had... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Houston, Texas
Outstanding museums that you get 2 for the price of 1

They advertise this combo package as being able to patronize the oldest and newest museums in New... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Darryl L
Marana, Arizona
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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.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-476-5200

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Everywhere we travel, I collect cookbooks from that region. The little bookstore at the museum had so many to choose from that I had to bring home not, one, not two, but 3 regional cookbooks and I've used each of them already to try to...More

Thank BaileyandBella
Reviewed 3 days ago

They advertise this combo package as being able to patronize the oldest and newest museums in New Mexico-The Palace of Governors and the New Mexico history museum. Both are excellent. If you are somewhat pressed for time, do the Governors first. It is all on...More

Thank Darryl L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent example of how public history should be done! The NMHM takes you through the history of New Mexico, from around 500 AD to the present. There is a special exhibit hall upstairs for rotating exhibits. When I visited, the temporary exhibit was on the...More

Thank Catherine O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I joined a tour which so helpful for us to learn about the history of New Mexico. The tours are run by volunteers and are free. I highly recommend this option. We also went through the exhibit on The 60's. Good historical...More

Thank Carole B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed learning more about New Mexico's heritage and it's place in American culture. Very well laid out with exhibits that teach about the various eras and cultural influences that make New Mexico a unique place. Some exhibits tell stories about how New Mexico is...More

Thank Marlene H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum has exhibits about the history of New Mexico and it is very interesting. Well worth the $12 admission price. Admission also gets you into the Palace of Governors, a historical building.

Thank Acton_MA_Mom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this museum every time I visit! The current exhibit about hippie communes in the 1960s and 1970s is lovely. The history of New Mexico is fascinating. This museum is never crowded and a real gem. The gift shop is lovely.

Thank AptosAmy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a first time visitor to New Mexico, I hadn't been aware to what degree New Mexico generally and Santa Fe specifically have a unique history given the fusion of Spanish, Native American (pueblo and later tribes), old west and modern American cultures. The museum...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was fortunate to arrive five minutes before a tour of the historical aspects of this modern museum began. Glad I did☺ Historical aspects would have meant little to me otherwise. Utilization of turquoise as a gemstone by Tiffany & Company (notice Tiffany's turquoise-colored boxes?)...More

Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Covers Post Colombian history fairly well, but shorts prehistory. The obsession with Harvey bordered on obsequious. Still, an easy Readers Digest New Mexico.

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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