In accordance with revised public health directives, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) has closed its museums and historic sites to the public until further notice. The safety and well-being of our employees and visitors is the DCA’s foremost concern. We appreciate your ongoing support and understanding. Please visit our website for virtual visits, programs, and educational opportunities.



Exploring the Southwest

People • Cultures • Communities

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Announcement

In accordance with revised public health directives, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) has closed its museums and historic sites to the public until further notice. The safety and well-being of our employees and visitors is the DCA’s foremost concern. We appreciate your ongoing support and understanding. Please continue to visit this website for updates and to explore virtual visits, programs, and educational opportunities.




Museum Highlights

Photo Archives

The Palace of the Governors Photo Archives contains an estimated 1,000,000 items including historic photographic prints, cased photographs, glass plate negatives, film negatives, stereographs, postcards, color transparencies, and lantern slides.
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Chávez Library

The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library is a non-circulating, closed stack research facility. It preserves historical materials in many formats documenting the history of the state, the Southwest, and meso-America from pre-European contact to the present.
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The Palace Press

A working exhibit dedicated to the history of the state's printing traditions.
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Portal Artisans Program

The Native American Artisans Program offers buyers the chance to interact with artisans under the portal of the Palace of the Governors.
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The Palace of the Governors

Erected in 1610 by order of the Spanish Crown, the Palace of the Governors is the oldest public building in continuous use constructed by European settlers in the continental United States.
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On the north side of the Santa Fe Plaza

113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
505-476-5200

Hours of Operation

In accordance with revised public health directives, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) has closed its museums and historic sites to the public until further notice.

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