Your Visit

Museum staff member talking with guests about "Fragments," an art installation by Kumi Yamashita

The following pages provide the basic information you’ll need to plan a successful visit. 

Getting Here

Our entrance is at 113 Lincoln Ave. Parking and public transportation are nearby.

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Tours and Groups

Docent-led tours, Historic Downtown Walking Tours, and scheduling group visits

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The New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors invites visitors of all abilities.

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Visitation Policies

Policies regarding photography, food and drink, and coat and bag storage can be found here.

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For additional information or special requests please contact us at: (505) 476–5200





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.

Programs & Events

The Palace Press

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

Programs & Events

Native American Artisans Portal Program

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

About the Museum

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.

Featured Exhibitions