For all those travelers interested in the history of a destination, there's no better Santa Fe attraction than the New Mexico History Museum! Located in beautiful Historical Santa Fe Plaza, the museum records, preserves, and educates on the heritage of New Mexico and the American Southwest.
Through collections of historic artifacts, stories and photographs, and more, the New Mexico History Museum showcases the history of local Native Americans, the state's origins and history, Spanish colonization, the Mexican Period, and more. The entire New Mexico History Museum campus also includes the Palace of Governors, the Palace Press, as well as the Fray Angelico Chavez History Library and Photo Archives, all of which may be visited and toured by the general public.
With interactive exhibits, guests can explore the history of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the Segesser Hide paintings, the state's shifting boundaries, and so much more! Temporary and permanent exhibits give an ever-widening in depth look at the history of the state, the region, and its people through the centuries.