Labeled as New Mexico’s oldest non-profit, independent museum, the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe is small but houses a variety of contemporary and historic Native American art. It has huge gallery of antique jewelry and ceramics, with each piece identified by the tribe.
There is a museum shop, the Case Trading Post, at the basement. While the shop has a great selection of vintage pieces, I thought they are all pricey. Imagine a necklace for $80!
When I visited the museum, there were only three visitors inside. And because of that, there was an ample space for parking.
While I usually post photos of interesting items in most museums I visit, this time around, no photography was allowed inside.
If you have at least an hour to spare while you are in Santa Fe, the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian is worth seeing.
Address: 704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: 800 607 4636 , 505 982 4636
Open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
General admission: $5.00. Admission fees apply to adult tour groups. Admission is free to the public the first Sunday of every month. Admission is free for museum members, Native Americans, children under the age of 12, students with a valid student id, and active military.
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