About

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Mission Statement

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is dedicated to the narration, interpretation and preservation of archaeological and anthropological artifacts through research, exhibits, education, and special programs, with a focus on the prehistory and culture of the El Paso area and the Southwest.

Plan Your Visit

Hours:

Wednesday-Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Admission:

FREE

Location:

4301 Transmountain Road
El Paso, TX 79924

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 The Museum of Archaeology also offers Free Guided Tours that must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

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Research

The museum is open to inquiries by qualified researchers regarding conducting studies of artifacts and other American Indian manifestations of the museum's collection. The extensive Casas Grandes ceramic collection has been used in the preparation of several MA and Ph.D. theses. The staff, professional archaeologists, and students from the University of Texas at El Paso and New Mexico State University have conducted research over the years. In the past, previous members of the museum staff have conducted field studies to record and interpret rock art in the surrounding area. We encourage researchers to make presentations about their research at archaeological conferences, publish their research in professional journals and contribute to the enhancement of museum and
public exhibits.

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Museum Store

The Museum Store offers a wide variety of merchandise,
including books, ceramics, authentic Indian jewelry and art, postcards, and toys.