New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe

4.6
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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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  • This museum provides a vast overview of the rich history of New Mexico. It focuses mostly on the colonial period through the early 20th century, though it also reviews pre-colonial indigenous history....  more »
  • I loved walking through this museum all by myself because it was practically empty when I was there, about an hour before closing. It was well done and easy to visit. The museum shop is one of the...  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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