New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe

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Find out more about the indigenous people and Spanish colonization at New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors. 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. With our online itinerary creator, Santa Fe attractions like New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Everywhere we travel, I collect cookbooks from that region. The little bookstore at the museum had so many to choose from that I had to bring home not, one, not two, but 3 regional cookbooks and I've ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    They advertise this combo package as being able to patronize the oldest and newest museums in New Mexico-The Palace of Governors and the New Mexico history museum. Both are excellent. If you are somew...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Excellent example of how public history should be done! The NMHM takes you through the history of New Mexico, from around 500 AD to the present. There is a special exhibit hall upstairs for rotating e...  more »
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  • February 17, 2017
    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
  • February 23, 2017
    exhibit well curated engaged staff good flow excellent interactive map with the changing borders of New Mexico
  • June 30, 2016
    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!
  • February 19, 2017
    Best place to learn about Hispanic culture in America.
  • May 27, 2016
    This is a very wonderful museum, I think the best in New Mexico. It has great interactive exhibits.

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