Los Alamos Historical Society

Historical Museum


Los Alamos Historical Museum
  Mon. to Fri. Sat. to Sun.
Summer hours 9:30 to 4:30 11:00 to 4:00
Winter hours 10:00 to 4:00 11:00 to 4:00
Open 362 days a year - closed only on major holidays

The Los Alamos Historical Museum is dedicated to preserving, protecting and interpreting the history of Los Alamos. Housed in the Guest Cottage of the Los Alamos Ranch School -- a favorite place of Gen. Leslie Groves during the Manhattan Project.


Area Geology- How and why the Jemez Volcano erupted 1.4 million years ago

Anthropology - 700 years of human habitation: grind corn as the Indians have done for centuries and experience the pristine wilderness where elk and turkeys roamed

Homestead - Learn about early settlers and dryland farming on the Pajarito Plateau. During select days in the summer, visit the homestead-era Romero Cabin, next to the Historical Museum.

Ranch School- An elite boys school founded by Ashley Pond in 1917

Manhattan Project - Enter the actual gate of the project's Santa Fe headquarters when Los Alamos was known as the Manhattan Project. Walk through "Life in the Secret City."

Our Museum Shop features a wide variety of books and gift items.

Get your copy of the Historic District Walking Tour Guide (.pdf).

ALSO AVAILABLE: The Los Alamos Historical Museum Outreach Program - Suitcase History Kit
A visiting docent will bring artifacts, photos, models, lesson plans, and age appropriate games to your classroom or organization. An online teachers' guide is available here.


Map to the Los Alamos Historical Museum

1050 Bathtub Row (just north of Fuller Lodge)  
505-662-4493 Museum & Shop      
505-662-6272 Offices & Archive

The museum is self-guiding for individuals and families. To schedule group guided museum and/or Historic District tours call the Los Alamos Historical Society offices at 505-662-6272

minimum group of five (5) $1 donation per person