Located just five miles from the Best Western Inn of Santa Fe hotel, the Palace of the Governors was originally constructed in the early 17th century as Spain's seat of government for what is today the American Southwest.  The Palace of the Governors chronicles the history of Santa Fe, as well as New Mexico and the region. This adobe structure, now the state's history museum, was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark in 1960 and an American Treasure in 1999.

This 400-year-old structure on the Santa Fe Plaza, which is the country's oldest continuously occupied building, has played a part in Spanish Colonial, Mexican, Territorial and Statehood eras of New Mexico's history and its collections and exhibitions vividly bring the past to life.

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