Welcome to the Palace of the Governors!
Originally constructed in the early 17th century as Spain's seat
of government for what is today the American Southwest, the
Palace of the Governors chronicles the history of Santa Fe, as
well as New Mexico and the region. This adobe structure, now the
state's history museum, was designated a Registered National Historic
Landmark in 1960 and an American Treasure in 1999.
Hours & Admission:
Hours 10 am to 5 pm daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April.
Open for free to NM residents 5 to 7 pm Fridays, May through October, and first Friday of the month, November through April.
- School groups FREE
- All NM residents FREE on the first Sunday of each month with ID
- NM senior citizens age 60+ FREE on Wednesdays
- Children 16 and under always FREE
- Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members FREE
- Students with current ID $1 discount
- Single visit to one museum: NM residents $7, non-residents $12
- Group rate for 10 or more people: single visit $8
Contact Rene Harris at (505) 476-5087 to make a group reservation. Group reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.
- Free Docent Tours call (505) 476-5100 or (505) 476-5200 for schedule and times.
- Self-guided visits to the Palace of the Governors and/or New Mexico History Museum are available daily. There also may be special self-guided activities. Please ask the front desk when you arrive. To schedule a self-guided tour please call (505) 476-5087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downtown Walking Tours:
- Meet at the Blue Gate on Lincoln Ave.
April through October
Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción
Contains bultos, retablos, and crucifijos, dating from the late 1700s to 1900, demonstrating
how European traditions and iconography combined with new palettes,
different styles, and regional designs to transform New Mexican santo making into a unique artform.
on long-term display
Sep 24, 2017
The Segesser Hide Paintings: History and Science
“Looking Over the Artist’s Shoulder: Multi Spectral Imaging Reveals hidden details of the Segesser Paintings”
Sep 27, 2017
Brainpower $ Brownbags
“Chasing the Santa Fe Ring: Power and Privilege in Territorial New Mexico”
Oct 1, 2017
"Not Entirely Remote: New Mexican Colonial Hide Paintings at a Cultural Crossroads"
Lecture by Kelly Donahue-Wallace, University of North Texas
Oct 3, 2017
Acoma Pueblo Treasures Tour
Oct 4, 2017
Brainpower & Brownbags
“Steel Gangs: Native American Railroad Workers”
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