Once the seat of the colonial Spanish government, the Palace of the Governors in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, today is a historic site that highlights to rich history of New Mexico. Step back in time 400 years when you visit the Palace. Across from Santa Fe Plaza, the Palace of the Governors is a historic site not to be missed during a visit to New Mexico. Its collection of photo archives and artifacts chronicle the history of New Mexico, from the Spanish colonial period through the present. Some treasures in the collection include 18th century paintings, the first state seal, and the Pancho Villa clock.

Historic Landmark In Santa Fe A National Historic Landmark

Designated a National Historic Landmark, the Palace of the Governors is one of the oldest European buildings in the Southwest. Built in the early 1600s, the Palace of the Governors was the Southwest American capital building for the Spanish government. In 1999, the adobe structure was named an American Treasure.

Tours of the Palace

The Palace of the Governors holds a changing cadre of history exhibitions throughout the year. Some draw from the Palace's own collection, others from artifacts found from museums throughout New Mexico. Visitors may walk through the Palace's rooms, some of which have been furnished with pieces from the period of its construction.

For more information visit: www.palaceofthegovernors.org