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 General Leslie Groves during the Manhattan Project.
AWARD WINNING EXHIBITS ON:
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.
Museum Shop: 505-662-4493
Museum Shop Office: 505-695-5250