Southwestern New Mexico Sights


Silver City Museum

Silver City Museum Review

The unusual mansard-roof Italianate-style Henry B. Ailman House, built in 1881, serves as headquarters for the Silver City Museum, whose main gallery mural of the mining and ranching community circa 1882 provides a good overview of the area's colorful history. Displays include pottery and other relics from the area's ancient (and now extinct) Mimbres and Mogollon cultures, as well as a nice lot of items from the heyday of the mining era. From the museum's tower you can catch a grand view of the eclectic architecture around town. Self-guided walking tours, with maps, are sold in the museum's store, which carries Southwest-themed books and gifts as well. The museum also has a local-history research library.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 312 W. Broadway, Silver City, 88061 | Map It
  • Phone: 575/538–5921
  • Cost: $3 suggested donation
  • Hours: Weekdays 9–4:30, weekends 10–4
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  • Location: Silver City

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