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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  • Our tour guide knew so many interesting tidbits. It was about an hour long and that was just the highlights. You could spend at least 2 hours there with the Governers Place.  more »
  • Many informative exhibits that tell the story of the many different cultures that have settled in New Mexico and have fought for ownership of this fascinating land.  more »
  • We took advantage of the free admission offered Friday evenings from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. The exhibits were informative, and provides an interesting overview of New Mexico state history. But in my opinion...  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.