• New Mexico History Museum
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New Mexico History Museum

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Friday evenings between 5 and 7pm are free at the New Mexico History Museum as well as the New Mexico Museum of Art just around the corner on West Palace Avenue. These two state-run gems are part of...  Read More


  • Free Things to Do: "Make sure to stop at the Palace of the Governors, part of the history museum. It's the oldest, continuously occupied public building in the USA. Among its permanent collection is a not-to-be-missed collection of Spanish Colonial Art."
  • Museums: "Shop under the portal (the front overhang). It's famous for the Native Americans who gather there each day to sell their handcrafted wares. The strict program, administered by the state, assures authenticity. You get the added bonus of meeting the artisans who made your treasure."
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: The New Mexico History Museum and the other three state-run museums are great assets for the city. Getting in for free: priceless.
  • Best for Museums Because: New Mexico is a state rich in history. The New Mexico History Museum shares the state's important story.

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