Historic Site in Silver City

Pinos Altos

Established in 1859 as a gold-mining town, Pinos Altos, 7 miles north of Silver City along Hwy 15, is almost a ghost town these days, though its few residents strive to retain its 19th-century flavor. Cruise Main St…
Museum in Silver City

Western New Mexico University Museum

This excellent museum boasts the world's largest collection of 1000-year-old Mimbres ceramics. Renowned for their vibrant animal motifs – markedly different from the abstract Chaco style – most Mimbres pots were ‘te…
Museum in Silver City

Silver City Museum

Ensconced in an elegant 1881 Victorian house, the local history museum displays a re-created family parlor from the 1890s, as well as collections of Mimbres pottery, photographic archives and temporary exhibits. Cli…