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New Mexico History Museum

113 Lincoln Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Santa Fe Visitors Bureau
  • Type: Museums
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 4.0 (3.9)
Value: 4.0 (4.0)
Facilities: 3.5 (3.5)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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While it's easy to get a history lesson when exploring the Santa Fe Plaza, true history buffs should also stop in the New Mexico History Museum. Nestled behind the Palace of the Governors just off the Plaza, this brand new establishment (open since May 2009) features a variety of exhibits showcasing the Land of Enchantment's fascinating past. Displays include artifacts from Native American history, the Spanish Colonial period and the Mexican period. You can learn about the renowned Santa Fe Trail (the 19th-century transportation route connection Missouri to Santa Fe), or visit the Palace of the Governors and the Museum of New Mexico Press.

The New Mexico History Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is about $9 for out-of-state visitors and $6 for New Mexico residents, although there is free admission Friday nights from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit the New Mexico History Museum website.

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