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New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe

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Find out more about the indigenous people and Spanish colonization at New Mexico History Museum. 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. See New Mexico History Museum and all Santa Fe has to offer by arranging your trip with our Santa Fe journey site.
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  • During the heat of the day, we dipped into the museum. We were pleasantly surprised that the museum is free for veterans. We spent 2.5 hours learning about New Mexico history and it's place in US... 
    During the heat of the day, we dipped into the museum. We were pleasantly surprised that the museum is free for veterans. We spent 2.5 hours learning about New Mexico history and it's place in US...  more »
  • This is an excellent museum! The history of New Mexico is described with great detail! It is fascinating! New Mexico suffered from discrimination; overtime, it became one of the most spectacular... 
    This is an excellent museum! The history of New Mexico is described with great detail! It is fascinating! New Mexico suffered from discrimination; overtime, it became one of the most spectacular...  more »
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  • Huge rip-off; and no one thinks to mention that the palace of governors is included. Staff are stupid and rude. Felt like being in a DMV. Recommend avoiding, save your $$ - nothing even remotely interesting
  • Very thoughtful chronological presentation of many facets of local history. More informative than entertaining - adults enjoyed it, kids were mostly bored. The text on the walls was more interesting to me than most of the artifacts.

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