The New Mexico Military Museum’s mission is to preserve the past, present and future of  New Mexico service members and veterans and to educate visitors about our state’s proud history both in peace and war time.


The museum features artifacts, images, press clippings, weapons and uniforms carried or worn by service members from the 19th century to present.  The Museum honors the history of New Mexicans in uniform and the contributions to battles throughout history.

The museum began as a tribute to the Veterans of the infamous Bataan Death March. This tribute remains and has grown into a world class display that chronicles the struggle and desperate years of the experiences of the 200th and 515th Coast Artillery regiments. You can follow the story of the 1800 brave New Mexico Soldiers through their odyssey from New Mexico, Fort Bliss, Bataan, Japan and finally of the 900 soldiers who survived confinement and returned home.


Located near Museum Hill in Santa Fe, the New Mexico Military Museum offers visitors of young and old, military and civilian, a look into the proud military history of New Mexico’s role in our nation’s wars and its fighting forces.

The Museum is maintained by the New Mexico National Guard. Visit the museum website. 


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