New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe

4.6
#3 of 36 in Museums in Santa Fe
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. Work out when and for how long to visit New Mexico History Museum and other Santa Fe attractions using our handy Santa Fe journey site.
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  • A good place to learn the local history. They had some great artifacts and displays. My favorite thing was a piece of 8 coin, plus all 8 pieces.  more »
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  • 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!
  • A good museum with a ton of cool artifacts. The Palace of the Governors was closed for renovations during our visit which was disappointing. Some exhibits could’ve been fleshed out a little more.

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