Top Historical Places in Santa Fe

Are you looking to explore the history of Santa Fe through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Santa Fe including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Santa Fe. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Santa Fe ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Santa Fe, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Santa Fe for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Santa Fe with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Cathedral Basilica Of St Francis Of Assisi

    Religious Site, Cathedral

    The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi was built in the late 19th century after a pre-existing 17th century church was destroyed during the Pueblo Revolt. Today the cathedral is popular for its Romanesque Revival style of construction with beautiful arches separated by Corinthian columns. Highlights include: Main Nave San Damiano Crucifix The whole cathedral is loved for its interior...Read more
  2. Santa Fe National Cemetery

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    Santa Fe National Cemetery

    Memorial, Cemetery

    The Santa Fe National Cemetery is the resting place of the Union soldiers who died in the Battle of Glorieta Pass. The peaceful cemetery also has a few monuments dedicated to the World War II and is apt for paying your respect to those who lost their lives in war history. Highlights include: Memorial made of granite and bronze dedicated to World War II. Memorial to "Women Who Served in the Nav...Read more
  3. Camel Rock Monument

    Outdoors, Geological Formation, Monument

    The Camel Rock Monument is a rock formation which resembles a camel sitting down. The head of the camel is what the rock monument looks like. The monument is in the Tesuque area of Santa Fe and you can ride around till you find a good view of the rock. If you like quirky things or simply are in the mood for a trip to the outskirts, a visit here will be pleasant.
  4. Cross Of The Martyrs

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    Cross Of The Martyrs

    Historical Site, Monument

    The Cross of the Martyrs is located on top of the hill on Paseo de la Loma. The reinforced concrete cross commemorates the death of 21 Franciscan friars and a number of Spanish colonists during the 1680 Pueblo Revolt. The cross marks a trying time in Santa Fe’s war history. Today, the cross is loved for the view of the whole city and is worth a quick stop when in Santa Fe.
  5. La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site

    Archaeological Site

    A series of petroglyphs can be seen on the plateauabove the Santa Fe River which date back to the 13th- 17th century. The petroglyphs are believed to be made by the Keresan-speaking puebloan people living in this area and is a fine example of history still preserved in Santa Fe. If you like archeology and history, take a walk here to see the rock carvings and literally touch Santa Fe’s pa...Read more
  6. 109 East Palace

    Walking Area, Palace

    The 109 East Palace is the secret place of the Manhattan project where the researchers who made the Atomic Bomb passed through, to reach Los Alamos. For history enthusiasts, a walk around the street is akin to touching an intense part of war-history of US. The neighboring area is apt for a small walk around the place. Highlights Include: The Plaque which explains the role of the place in World...Read more
  7. New Mexico National Guard Museum

    Museum, War Memorial, Theatre, Specialty Museum

    The New Mexico National Guard Museum has a collection of memorabilia from all the conflicts New Mexico Guardsmen and women have participated in Bataan Death March during World War II and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Highlights Include: The New Mexico Military Institute collection. The Meditation Garden Static Equipment Display with machine guns and missile system for exhibits. Mendenhall ...Read more
  8. Santa Fe National Historic Trail

    Museum, Outdoors, Geological Formation, Trail

    The Santa Fe National Historic Trail crosses Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and New Mexico and covers a distance of 900 miles. The whole trail has many historical monuments, museums and other attractions surrounding it and many natural geological rock formations, springs and a grove too. If you are looking for a through and through experience of the best of Santa Fe all wrapped-up in one ...Read more