Tour #3: Meow Wolf Art Complex, Palace of Govenors & History Museum
|Monday, June 24, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM||Tour Price: $74|
The Meow Wolf Art Complex is a Santa Fe based arts and entertainment group that is established as an Art Collective. Enjoy an immersive, interactive experience that transports audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration. You will board the bus that will take you to the Square in Santa Fe where you will have lunch on your own.
Then you will tour the Palace of the Governors and the history museum (see below).
The Palace of Govenors
The Palace was originaly constructed in the early 17th century to serve as Spain’s seat of government for the Spanish territory covering much of the American Southwest.
In the years following, the Palace changed hands as the territory of New Mexico did, seeing the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, the Spanish reconquest from 1693 to 1694, Mexican independence in 1821, and finally American possession in 1848. The Palace originally served as the seat of government of the Spanish colony of Nuevo Mexico, which at one time comprised the present-day states of Texas, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, California, and New Mexico. After the Mexican War of Independence, the Mexican province of Santa Fe de Nuevo México was administered from the Palace of the Governors. When New Mexico was annexed as a U.S. territory, the Palace became New Mexico's first territorial capitol.
The adobe structure is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States. It functioned as the New Mexico seat of government until 1909. Between 1909 amd 2009 the building served as the site for the state history museum. In 2009 the New Mexico History Museum was opened adjacent to the Palace, which is now one of eight museums overseen by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960.
1960 Liberty Series 1¼¢ US Stamp
One-way Driving time: 1¼ hours.
Tour includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation, tickets, taxes and gratuity. Lunch is on you own on the plaza.
Special Wear: None