Whether you live in Silver City or are just passing through, a stop by the Museum will uncover the fascinating local history and unique culture of Grant County. Located in a historic 3-story Victorian home with added exhibition galleries and gift shop in downtown Silver City.
Free admission, all visitors welcome. A $5 donation per person is suggested, whether visiting the exhibits or attending a program.
Use & Accessibility
The all exhibits and facilities on the first floor of the Museum are handicapped accessible. Due to the historic nature of the building, modifications like elevator and extra railings cannot be added and unfortunately this make our smaller, second floor exhibits and the third floor cupola inaccessible to some guests. We are working on plans to show video of those portions on the first floor.
Service animals are allowed in the Museum, but pets are not. They are welcome in our grassy courtyard where a doggie bag station is provided.
We ask also that guests check food, beverages, backpacks, and large bags at the front desk.
Photography is generally allowed with no flash, to tripod, and no selfie-stick. Exhibits where photography is not allowed will be marked. Videos or images taken for commercial use need to receive prior approval by the Director
We invite you to experience the warm, welcoming atmosphere of our 1880’s themed Silver City Museum Store. The store is a destination on its own and is open to all.
Henry Boyer Ailman’s entrepreneurial spirit lives on in the stately Victorian home which houses the Silver City Museum. The boom and bust cycles he overcame and succumbed to in a region dominated by mining and ranching continue to this day. Read on...