New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe

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#3 of 37 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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  • This history museum is in downtown Santa Fe; The museum features an area of changing exhibits on various topics as well as permanent collections relating to both Santa Fe and New Mexico history. Curre...  more »
  • I didn’t know much about history of NM and this gave a really good overview from multiple perspectives. There are lots of easy to read signs and artifacts. Shop was pretty large and had lots to choose...  more »
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  • This place was fascinating. So much history in NM and it was amazing to be exposed to it. Also, kudos to them for giving me free admission for being a veteran. I didn't ask for it, but they went out of their way to ask after looking at my driver's license. Friendly staff, too!
  • Fascinating, and a super cool location. It’s in a historic part of town; and although parking is a bit of a challenge, there’s lots of fun galleries and places to eat within walking distance. The museum itself is informative and very well done. I can’t wait to come back and spend even more time there.

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