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New Mexico History Museum

113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2005
+1 505-476-5200
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A well presented, authentic museum

This is a great museum telling the story of New Mexico, warts and all. We loved the combination of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ChrisPE2014
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Teddington, United Kingdom
Love History!

This was a great museum about the history of New Mexico. Loved all the different timelines... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Megster4490
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Ogden, Utah
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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 Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2005
Downtown
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great museum telling the story of New Mexico, warts and all. We loved the combination of the new galleries and the old Palace of the Governors, one of the oldest buildings in the US. We now have a much greater appreciation of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great museum about the history of New Mexico. Loved all the different timelines throughout the exhibits. The only thing to be aware of is that the audio all kind of clashes with each other once in the newer building. The history is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is well worth the visit, but many people do not allow enough time. The museum covers a span of time from prehistory, to the early 1900s. The artifacts are fantastic, rare and unusual. There are five parts to the Museum and most people...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibits are in chronological order, beginning with the Native people and ending with the New Mexico of today. The description of the people involved in the development of the state, and consequences of their actions are highlighted here. Interesting presentations.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Great artifacts depicting the colorful history of New Mexico. I especially enjoyed the history of Lincoln County. Well done!

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We did not know much about the history of New Mexico, and learned quite a bit. The room about the Los Alamos Project was interesting, but I really wished there had been more about this important part of the history of our nation (and the...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This was great museum with lots of great information and artifacts. There was a lot to see and take in as there several different buildings that house the various exhibits.

Thank Jennifer B
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

I always like to learn about where I am visiting. This museum was very informative and well displayed. Some information repeats itself in Palace of the Governors, but that was fine. Very interesting to see the inside of POG. I had no idea what was...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We spent about 3 hours here. Had the tour which took almost 90minutes. Took us through the history of New Mexico from the 1600s, The governors palace is attached and has very interesting religious art and archeological finds. The main museum had only one negative...More

Thank Marcia K
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Liked the ‘santos’ exhibit. Was struck by the resemblance between these religious paintings and Orthodox icons, Russian and Greek. Also liked the displays on the Fred Harvey Company. Never realized the importance of the hospitality industry in the taming of the West. But the uber...More

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johnmdeegan2443
6 March 2018|
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Response from tzlove1 | Reviewed this property |
I was able to freely take pictures throughout the museum and we took the free tour...which by the way was awesome! I am not sure about this particular exhibit but you should call the museum directly.
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mjoydietz
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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
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Response from webtravelreview | Reviewed this property |
I saw no dogs. I would be very surprised if dogs were allowed in a Museum like this one. Our dogs were very comfortably tucked at home with a house/dog sitter in their own surrounding. They would not enjoy a museum.
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