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New Mexico History Museum

113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-476-5200
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Fasinating-Needed More Time

Free for museum members and for those of over 800 affiliated museums. After exporing the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Surprise, Arizona
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Walk in the past

This is a must do visit for anyone, but especially NM citizens. What a wonderful place to explore... read more

Reviewed 4 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 via mobile

Free for museum members and for those of over 800 affiliated museums. After exporing the outstanding Georgia O'Keefe Museum this morning, we visited this fascinating museum this afternoon. So extensive was the history and artifacts of New Mexico/Mexico and the Spanish invasion (what else could...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must do visit for anyone, but especially NM citizens. What a wonderful place to explore. We really liked the exhibit on counter culture in NM during the 60's

Thank Talea A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came to this museum with my young brother and sister for a kite making class! It was very fun, and the instructor was fantastic!

Thank Jai100Owen
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum does a great job at telling the whole history of NM, not just the white man's version of events. We were there in June 2017 when they had 2 temporary exhibitions - one telling of all the alternative lifestyle groups that came to...More

Thank ToucanSam787
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum does a good job of presenting New Mexico's history in an ordered chronological way. All displays are professionally shown with written and recorded narratives. This is a slow method of seeing the displays and I would take a guided tour if available.

Thank louisianaman2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I went to see a photography exhibit on Agnes Martin, but were really taken in by the Harvey Girls exhibit and film. The docents were very knowledgeable and with interesting career backgrounds! The Native jewelry makers are outside and they share their...More

Thank DiAne F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first Sunday of the month and every Wednesday, New Mexico residents get in free. The rest of the time New Mexico residents pay a lower entry fee ($7). We took a docent tour at 10:30 am, which was very interesting, but a bit long...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently enjoyed a truly classic exhibit of line drawings from around the world, from 15th - 20th century...beautifully curated and borrowed from London's British museum. A must for any art lover is a small gem of a museum near the plaza.

Thank nancy p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I visit a new place / country/ city , I want to go the museum that tell you the story about it. And in this NMHM you will learn a lot about American history and maybe you will be surprised and could not believe...More

Thank Ida R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits are continually changing so locals should revisit from time to time. When I was a new resident of NM I learned a lot about the state. I have gone back to see changing exhibits

Thank robertjR2371ZD
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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