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Find out more about the indigenous people and Spanish colonization at New Mexico History Museum. You'll see the Palace of the Governors--the 17th century seat of the Spanish government--which holds chronicles of Santa Fe and the surrounding area. Visit the interpretive center, and view the first printing press of New Mexico. Browse through photo archives, showcasing over 750,000 images on anthropology, archaeology, ethnology, mining, railroads, and agriculture. You'll also be able to buy handmade arts and crafts from Native American artisans. See New Mexico History Museum and all Santa Fe has to offer by arranging your trip with our Santa Fe journey site.
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New Mexico History Museum reviews
Deadass one of the best museums I’ve ever been to. Great storytelling, pretty objective, soooo many artifacts, way bigger than you’d think…11/10
Deadass one of the best museums I’ve ever been to. Great storytelling, pretty objective, soooo many artifacts, way bigger than you’d think…11/10 more »
Excellent - I learned a lot about NM's very unique history. We took a docent led tour: very worthwhile. Call to find out when they'll have a docent tour. I also really enjoyed the permanent Harvey...
Excellent - I learned a lot about NM's very unique history. We took a docent led tour: very worthwhile. Call to find out when they'll have a docent tour. I also really enjoyed the permanent Harvey... more »
Costs $12 if you are visiting ($7 for New Mexico residents) and has an extensive look at local history, both Santa Fe and New Mexico. The exhibits start in the 1500s and go all the way to...
Costs $12 if you are visiting ($7 for New Mexico residents) and has an extensive look at local history, both Santa Fe and New Mexico. The exhibits start in the 1500s and go all the way to... more »
We had a beautiful time here as a family recently for a member preview event of the Santa Fe Indian Market exhibit. I’ve been here a couple times now and loved it each time. Really interesting history! And the gift shop is pretty great too. Full disclosure — I’m a MNMF partner this year but this review isn’t a part of any campaign. I just genuinely wanted to share that I like this museum. And so does my little one! :)
An absolute must-see in Santa Fe. Very fascinating and informative. Good layout and many exhibits are bilingual (English/Español). Great gift shop also!
A must on your first visit to Santa Fe. We did not know very much New Mexico State history, and left informed and enlightened. Our only regret was the Palace of the Governors was closed due to renovations and we were unable to tour that. (Aug 2019) Follow the timeline for the best experience. Wonderful displays. Beautiful gift shop. Highly recommend!
This museum has a wonderful layout that leads you through the history beautifully.
Phenomenal Museum. The staff the exhibitions the building.
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