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:
Open 10am-5pm Tuesday through Sunday, except in the summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day), when the Palace is open all week long. Open til 8pm Fridays. Admission ticket includes access to the Palace, New Mexico History Museum and Palace Print Shop.
- School groups FREE
- All NM residents FREE on Sundays with ID
- NM senior citizens age 60+ FREE on Wednesdays
- Children 16 and under always FREE
- Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members FREE
- Friday evenings 5-8 pm FREE
- Students with current ID $1 discount
- Single visit to one museum: NM residents $6, non-residents $9
- One-day pass for two museums: NM residents $12, non-residents $15
- Four-day pass to Santa Fe state museums: NM residents $18, non-residents $20
- Group rate for 10 or more people: single visit $6, four-day pass $18
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 are available daily.
To confirm schedule, call the museum's front desk at (505) 476-5100.
- 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
Jun 14, 2013
Karl Mayís Winnetou: Imagining the Noble Savage in 19th- and 20th-Century Germany
A lecture by Michael Wala
Jun 16, 2013
Fatherís Day Special
Jun 17, 2013
Founders and Legacy Society Luncheon
Jun 19, 2013
The Manhattan Project in Los Alamos: An Eyewitness Perspective
A Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture
Jun 21, 2013
The Alzheimerís Poetry Project Meets Cowboys Real and Imagined
[ all upcoming events ]