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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  • If you're a veteran, let them know and show a card at the desk and your party gets in for free. Take the tour - very informative, but not comprehensive. Then go back and check out the sections not cov...  more »
  • As a military ID card holder, this museum was free. It's a fairly new facility explaining in depth the history of the state. 
  • We visited the New Mexico History Museum in mid-January 2017. We took the 1-hour tour with the docent and then spent another hour and a half on the portions of the museum not covered in the tour. This...  more »
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  • 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!
  • This is a very wonderful museum, I think the best in New Mexico. It has great interactive exhibits.
  • OUTSTANDING. Excellent facility dripping with history. A MUST.
  • The historical timeline narrative of New Mexico's history in the main core exhibit was both thought provoking and informative to someone whom is unfamiliar with the states history.
  • Construction aside, it is a gorgeous building that doesn't look dated one bit. The Japan Art Deco exhibit was top notch. Great experience.