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The Palace of the Governors is closed temporarily for renovations. The New Mexico History Museum remains open.

Welcome to the Palace of the Governors!

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
  • New Mexico foster parents and foster children are admitted free
  • 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.
Museum Tours:
  • 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 rene.harris@state.nm.us.
Downtown Walking Tours:
  • Meet at the Blue Gate on Lincoln Ave.
    Monday-Saturday, 10:15am-noon
    April through October
    $10
News from the Palace

Tresures of Devotion
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

Dec 8, 2019
Las Posadas: The 43rd annual community celebrated event
Please note scheduled date change

Dec 13, 2019
Christmas at the Palace
A Santa Fe community favorite since 1982

Dec 14, 2019
Young Native Artists Winter Show & Sale
Plese note scheduled date change

Dec 20, 2019
Creative Mornings
Global Theme: Silence

Dec 25, 2019
Museum Christmas Holiday Closure

[ all upcoming events ]