Southwestern New Mexico Sights

Silver City Museum

  • 312 W. Broadway Map It
  • Silver City

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

312 W. Broadway, Silver City, New Mexico, 88061, United States

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Phone:

575-538–5921

Sight Details:

  • $3 suggested donation
  • Weekdays 9–4:30, weekends 10–4

Published 10/27/2015

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