Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe

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#5 of 36 in Museums in Santa Fe
The Palace of the Governors Photo Archives contains more than an estimated 1,000,000 items including historic photographic prints, cased photos, glass plate negatives, film negatives, stereographs, photo postcards, panoramas, transparencies, lantern slides, and motion pictures. Plan your Palace of the Governors visit and explore what else you can see and do in Santa Fe using our Santa Fe day trip planner .
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  • Browsing through the vendors along here should bring back memories of what it was hundreds of years ago. I always feel humbled to walk here.  more »
  • Great History stop for Santa Fe but feel like the touristy open air market was just sad. I was a little disappointed that I did not see "the people" having made or making the jewelry themselves...  more »
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  • NOTE!! CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO RENOVATIONS! We visited the first weekend in Aug 2019. We were able to see the back side and courtyard and the printing press room by buying admission at the New Mexico History Museum located behind the Palace. We enjoyed looking at the building outside and especially enjoyed seeing the Native American artisans selling their beautiful jewelry along the walk on the plaza.
  • My family and I recently made a 4-day visit to Santa Fe, and the Palace of the Governors was one of our planned stops. I wanted to ensure we wouldn't miss it so I emailed the Collections and Education Manager since s/he is listed on the website as being the contact for tours. This person replied in a reasonable amount of time with a list of the hours (apparently cut and pasted from another source). What the person did not mention is that the Palace has been CLOSED FOR A YEAR for renovations! I would think the Palace of the Governors would have so much to offer, but it is very poorly managed (from its 1990s-style web page to its lack of social media presence to its employees who are purveyors of misinformation). I hope the future finds someone more than hapless at the helm to help the institution live up to its potential in 2019 and beyond.
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