The City Different is full of people determined to protect, educate, and share the art and culture of this amazing part of New Mexico. Museum Hill Santa Fe is the personification of that ideal. You’ll find four world-class museums, the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens, an outdoor sculpture collection, and much more. Museum Hill Santa Fe is truly one of the area’s most important and unique cultural hubs.
If you happen to be lodging at our Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast, right in the heart of downtown near the historic plaza, you’ll only be a short drive to Museum Hill Santa Fe. You could easily spend an entire day taking in the art and exhibits, especially if you plan on checking out the botanical gardens and grabbing a tasty lunch at Weldon’s Museum Hill Cafe. As a guest at El Farolito Bed and Breakfast, be sure to join us for our homemade breakfast each morning before you set off on your adventures in Santa Fe.
The Best Things to do at Museum Hill Santa Fe
Just a quick five-minute car ride brings you to the collection of culture at Museum Hill Santa Fe. Once there, you’ll see that all four museums are within walking distance from each other, as well as the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens and the Museum Hill Cafe.
Here are six experiences not to miss at Museum Hill Santa Fe:
- Museum of Spanish Colonial Art: The exhibits at this museum focus on the Spanish Colonial period of New Mexico’s history. Visitors will find a collection of more than 4,000 paintings, textiles, and decorative and devotional art on display, as well as rotating exhibitions.
- Wheelwright Museum of the America Indian: Opened in 1937, this independent museum is the oldest non-profit in Santa Fe. It showcases traditional and contemporary Native American arts, from vintage jewelry and crafts to textiles and trinkets.
- Museum of Indian Arts & Culture: This museum has an impressive collection of more than 70,000 artifacts of Native Southwest cultures, including paintings, pottery, textiles, and much more. The mission of this establishment is to serve “a diverse, multicultural audience through changing exhibitions, public lectures, field trips, artist residencies, and other educational programs.”
- Museum of International Folk Art: As the name implies, you’ll find the most extensive collection of international folk art at his Museum Hill Santa Fe spot. Representing more than 100 countries with toys, textiles, miniature dioramas, and more.
- Santa Fe Botanical Gardens: Located in a Piñon-juniper woodland landscape, this botanical garden has three main areas on the hill. You’ll see gardens with native and non-native plants designed with natural elements in mind.
- Weldon’s Museum Hill Cafe: Head to this Santa Fe restaurant at Museum Hill for fresh salads, sandwiches, Mexican dishes, and local beer and wine. It’s a lovely spot to regroup before exploring the next museum on your list.
The Perfect Lodging Choice in Santa Fe
One of the first things you’ll notice about Santa Fe is the richness of culture and history—in the architecture, the people, and the experiences. Exploring Museum Hill Santa Fe is just the beginning of the interesting and educational spaces to visit here. Not far from our Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast you’ll also have access to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the New Mexico History Museum, the New Mexico Museum of Art, and more.
As a guest at our Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast, you’ll also have the pleasure of perusing our private collection of local and international artists. You’ll find unique pieces throughout the Inn and in your guest suite. Our warm and welcoming rooms are also equipped with handmade furniture, cozy wood-burning Kiva fireplaces, garden patios, and big comfortable beds for restful nights and blissful mornings.