Welcome back! The New Mexico History Museum is open from 10-4 Wednesday through Sunday. Learn more about how we are keeping you safe. 

Exploring the Southwest

People • Cultures • Communities

What's New

We Are Open!

Welcome back! We are open from 10am-4pm Wednesday-Sunday. We look forward to your visit, and remind you to bring your required mask. We have been hard at work preparing our facility for your return, following all the COVID-safe practices you have seen in many other places. Plan your Visit, and learn more about how we are keeping you safe.

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.

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.

The Palace Press

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

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.

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.

On the north side of the Santa Fe Plaza

113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Hours of Operation (Beginning 9/24/20)

SUNDAY10 am–4 pm



WEDNESDAY10 am–4 pm

THURSDAY10 am–4 pm

FRIDAY10 am–4 pm

SATURDAY10 am–4 pm

170-person capacity under the state's current Public Health Order.
Performance spaces and theaters, libraries, classrooms, and collection areas remain closed.