"A Journey Through Time in Quay County"
Experience the legendary past...
Through collections located on three floors of the 1903 school house, containing a wide variety of artifacts and memorabilia from the surrounding area.  Various rooms are based on themes with thousands of items on display.
Schoolhouse
Landscaping The Tucumcari Historical Museum is a museum for regular folks, just like you and me.  A lot of big city museums are antiseptic and sterile.  This museum is different.  It's like one giant attic of old stuff.  And what constitutes a museum exhibit?  Here at the Tucumcari Historical Museum, about anything goes.
A collection of used cowboy boots, a bucket of particularly colorful cow-patties, piles of family scrapbooks, bootleg liquor stills, a roulette wheel, you name it, we've got it!  What is exciting is that the collection is like buried treasure.  There is an excellent chance you will see something that the rest of the world didn't even know existed... Windmill
Firehouse No. 1 The Tucumcari Firehouse No. 1 houses our 1926 Chevrolet Fire Truck.  Original to fighting fires in Tucumcari, it is still in working condition.  The firehouse also has many memories of vintage Route 66.
ALL ABOARD!!!
Tucumcari came into being in 1901 with the coming of the railroad.  The stucco and red tile roof depot is just seven blocks away.
Caboose
Annex The Herman H. Moncus Memorial Annex houses both local and traveling exhibits.  Handicap accessible restrooms available.
The first floor, south room, of the old school house has many of the items that were essential to the survival of our early settlers.
In a corner of this room is a very interesting display of military items from Fort Bascom.
Displays
Chuck Wagon This is an original ranch roundup wagon (chuck wagon) complete with a chuck box and cooking utensils.  Few of these wagons remain in the west and this is one of the best.  The museum allows close up inspection of many displays.

Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday - Saturday
  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tours & Groups Welcome!
Visit our Route 66 Exhibit

Tucumcari Historical Museum
416 South Adams
Tucumcari, NM  88401
(575) 461-4201

Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday - Saturday
  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tours & Groups Welcome!


Tucumcari Historical Museum
416 South Adams
Tucumcari, NM  88401
(575) 461-4201

Museum Staff

Paula Neese
Joy Young