Santa Fe, New Mexico Palace of the Governors Hotel -Located just a few blocks from the Palace of the Governors, the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel offers an ideal location for experiencing the rich history and culture of Santa Fe. Guests of the Santa Fe hotel enjoy close proximity to Santa Fe Plaza, a choice of spacious luxury casitas with kiva fireplaces and oversized guestrooms, 7,000 sq ft of flexible meeting space, business center, fine dining at El Canon Restaurant, breakfast at Pinon Grill, fitness center, and an outdoor pool with hot tub and kiva fireplace. Reserve now conveniently and securely online.
Santa Fe, New Mexico Palace of the Governors Museum -Located between Washington Street and Palace Avenue, today the Palace of the Governors is preserved for visitors to enjoy and houses the New Mexico History Museum, which is home to a renowned collection that includes artifacts from Kit Carson, the Civil War in Mexico, the Rough Riders, noted pieces of 19th Century furniture and decorative items, and the Segesser Hide Paintings. One ticket price grants admission to the Palace of the Governors, the New Mexico History Museum and Palace Print Shop. Children under 16 are admitted for free. Check the website for additional details and a schedule of free daily docent tours. To learn more, visit www.nmhistorymuseum.org/.
Santa Fe, New Mexico Palace of the Governors History -
Listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places, the Palace of the Governors is a U.S. National Historic Landmark and one of the nation's oldest buildings. The Palace of the Governors was built as a fortified adobe on the Plaza of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Constructed from 1610-1612 when New Mexico was still a Spanish territory, the building was commissioned by the Spanish territory governor, Pedro de Peralta. The Palace was intended to serve as the seat of government for Nuevo Mexico, which is present-day New Mexico, California, Texas, Utah, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada. Later when New Mexico became a United States territory, the Palace of the Governors was its first capitol building. To learn more about the history of the Palace of the Governors, go to www.palaceofthegovernors.org.
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