New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe

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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. 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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  • I loved the architecture and the church attached to the left side of the building. The courtyard was beautiful as well. You just have to visit. Check ahead of time for special pricing for seniors.  more »
  • We took the guided tour and it was great. The state has an interesting history and the very well done exhibits bring it to life - excellent curatorial material. In addition the special exhibits were i...  more »
  • So old and so much history of New Mexico. Don't forget all the jewelry, pottery, blankets sold by artisans on the plaza side covered porch  more »
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  • There are lots of artifacts in the museum. The museum is really big and hard to do in one day. There are a good amount of computer activities there which are nice. There is a Native American market outside where they have all sorts of things like leather and jewelry. It is very nice.
  • Today at the New Mexico History Museum I was asked to leave since the gift shop after doing nothing wrong. It is arrogant for an adult to think that just because someone is young means they are going to steal something. I felt that it was disrespectful for the employee to assume such a deed. This is not how you treat customers and individuals. I feel that an 18 year old should not have to be constantly monitored since they have done nothing wrong.
  • 周五下午5点到8点免费,其它时间12刀。 官网信息如下 Hours 10 am to 5 pm daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April. Open for free 5 to 8 pm Fridays, May through October, and first Friday of the month, November through April. 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 Wednesday to New Mexico senior citizens Free to Museum Members and children 16 and under Free Friday Evenings, 5 to 8 pm
  • exhibit well curated engaged staff good flow excellent interactive map with the changing borders of New Mexico
  • Military / vets get in free. Beautiful exhibits of New Mexico's history. Nice quality displays and artifacts. Surpasses Colorado's state history museum by far!

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Though the downtown area contains most of Santa Fe's finest hotels, you can find plenty of equally comfortable inns and motels just outside this busy central district. Remember also that most of the city's centrally located hotels raise their prices during the height of the tourist season, so it is essential to look for deals and make reservations well in advance. To experience the true spirit of outdoor New Mexico while on holiday, consider sleeping under the stars at a campground just a short drive from Santa Fe's major urban attractions.
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