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

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4.6/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • I'm particular about museums. I don't have the patience to stand for hours reading facts about things that don't immediately grab my interest. After seeing dull four Santa Fe museums I wasn't hopeful ...  read more »
  • In this museum we have an old part and a new building very rich on the history of New Mexico. You need a good amount of time to make the entirety of the Museum, but you can also select the rooms that you want to see or deepen. A very good idea in the old part is having keeping remains of excavations and historical parts missing!
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  • Excellent information of New Mexico. Learned a great deal. Wonderful displays. Worth a visit even if only for an hour. 
  • 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.
  • For me, a must see when visiting Santa fe. Many "active'" displays, and a very nice timeline of the New Mexican history.
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