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New Mexico History Museum

113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-476-5200
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Counterculture Exhibit is Fun!

Came back to see the current Counterculture exhibit which was excellent. The story was told... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Western View
West USA
Solid Overview of New Mexico History

The museum is the first place we went to orient ourselves to New Mexico and get a sense of its... read more

Reviewed 3 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.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-476-5200
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Reviewed yesterday

Came back to see the current Counterculture exhibit which was excellent. The story was told through excellent photography by Lisa Law, exhibits and recordings. In the middle was a VW bus from the time! With 60's music playing and those of us old enough to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is the first place we went to orient ourselves to New Mexico and get a sense of its history. Three levels of history include an exhibit on cigar box covers and early printing as well as a floor dedicated to the hippie culture...More

Thank ggsmac
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great museum that made Santa Fe come to life for me, with a balance of "famous" and "regular," male and female, Native and settler, and so on.

Thank mersenne5
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea of the history of this state so found this a very illumitating place to visit. A lovely spacious faciltiy.

Thank Wyliegal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum just off the Santa Fe plaza! Very well done exhibits especially for the early history of New Mexico. Admission is $12 which also includes admission to other Santa Fe museums.

Thank Jamieky2
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very interesting and quite large. It can take an hour or four depending on your level of interest. Kids (10+) will enjoy but probably can't do the whole thing. Pretty special compared to most history museums. There are also other usually interesting shows...More

1  Thank Rher396
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a relatively small museum so you don’t need a lot of time, which worked for me. It was quite interesting and I particularly enjoyed the counterculture exhibition. Definitely worth popping in if you have a spare hour

Thank Megan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This turned into a quick visit. The information available may have been more interesting to others. It did not do much for us.

Thank Denny B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could have spent all day absorbing the information in this museum. Very interesting and very well laid out. On Wednesdays, New Mexico residents over the age of 60 are admitted free of charge, a real bonus!

1  Thank Edie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to learn about...you guessed it...the history of New Mexico. Mostly from the arrival of the conquistadors, this museum has plenty of exhibits to satisfy the history buff. I especially liked the museum in the Palace of the Governors. There's a...More

1  Thank Craig T
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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