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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  • The colors, lighting and arrangement of the exhibits is very well done. Walking through and reading and seeing their collections gives you a feeling of the history of the area. We did not realize how ...  more »
  • There is so much to see here that you will need the entire day. We spent several hours looking at the current exhibit, went for lunch on the plaza, and returned to see the remaining sections that inte...  more »
  • We took a tour with a docent who had an excellent grasp of her material. Fascinating history in a beautiful new building. Being from the East, we don't think much about how differently the Southwest w...  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.