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Silver City Museum

312 W Broadway St, Silver City, NM 88061-4921
+1 575-538-5921
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Great history

Our fourth day here and we visited. A good depiction of the history of Silver CIty, definitely a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
uphill69
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Stop Here to Understand where Silver City came from

This excellent little museum is the 136-year old former home of Henry Ailman, an original silver... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Larry B
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In a restored 1881 Mansard/Italianate house, you'll find this fascinating history museum, which includes more than 20,000 items and artifacts related to the people and history of southwest New Mexico.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (18 reviews)
“local history” (12 reviews)
“old house” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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312 W Broadway St, Silver City, NM 88061-4921
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+1 575-538-5921
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our fourth day here and we visited. A good depiction of the history of Silver CIty, definitely a unique corner of the universe. For a mining town a whole lot better looking than Butte MT. The "big ditch" floods definitely cataclysmic. But the town learned...More

Thank uphill69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This excellent little museum is the 136-year old former home of Henry Ailman, an original silver mine owner, merchant and banker in town. The museum tells the story of the Native Americans and the early white settlers, complete with artifacts and lots of pictures. Don't...More

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the small museum - some exhibits were missing but overall the place provides knowledgeable history of the area and it's early residents......worth your time

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Although nothing in this museum is original, the historical information and dramatic photographs of the transition of Main Street to The Big Ditch are interesting and explain the town's strange sidewalks with their steps and ramps. A docent will clue you in on it all.More

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Silver City M, Public Relations Manager at Silver City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Hello there! Thank you for your review; we are glad that you enjoyed your visit and found the volunteer docents to be helpful! The Silver City Museum exhibits original, historic artifacts from our collection and those that have been borrowed from other institutions and individuals....More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

A bit of the history of Silver City and Grant Co. Very well laid out and includes many interesting facts

Thank Max R
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Worth an hour of your time to acclimate to the area.We were there for a special celebration and it was great fun to mingle with the museum staff.

Thank Leslie R
Silver City M, Public Relations Manager at Silver City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you very much for your review of the Silver City Museum! We are grateful for your visit and glad that you enjoyed meeting our staff and volunteers.

Reviewed 30 June 2017

A definite great homey museum that gives an enlightening overview of the rich history of the Silver City area.

Thank janebutel
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We couldn't seem to locate the museum for WNMU so chose to look through this small gem. Lots of good interesting exhibits and terrific gift shop - worth a stop

Thank LS M
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We went to the museum 2 times, on Sunday and Tuesday. They are closed on Mondays. I was refered to several books to find family roots. The local library resource center is a must to continue my searches.

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great museum to bring the history of the area alive. Housed in a beautiful old house of a once prominent Silver City businessman, it has a variety of displays and provides helpful descriptions and interpretations. They also sell (for the outrageous price...More

Thank Schnu
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