Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian » To respect and support, and to record and present, the living traditions and creative expressions of Native American peoples.

Founded in 1937, the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian is New Mexico’s oldest non-profit, independent museum. The Wheelwright offers unique exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art. We’re famous for our focus on little-known genres and for solo shows by living Native American artists.  We are the home of the Jim and Lauris Phillips Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry, the most comprehensive collection of Navajo and Pueblo jewelry in the world.

Our museum shop, the Case Trading Post, established in 1975, is one of Santa Fe’s oldest continuously operating galleries of Native American art, featuring the best in contemporary craft and fine arts by Native American artists, as well as a great selection of vintage and antique jewelry, ceramics, and textiles.



The Wheelwright Museum is closely monitoring the development of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New Mexico through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Mexico Health Department, and the City of Santa Fe. We want to maintain a safe environment and experience for our visitors, staff, and the surrounding community, so we have implemented precautionary measures to close to the public.

Upcoming Virtual Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Museum Info

Address: 704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe NM 87505
Phone: (505) 982-4636  or (800) 607-4636

Open 7 Days a Week (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Admission: $8.00
Free the first Sunday of every month. Free for museum members, Native Americans, children under 12, students with a valid school id, and active military.

Docent Tours: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday  (10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m)

Access Services

The Wheelwright Museum welcomes visitors of all abilities to experience our exhibits. If accommodations are needed, please give us a 2-week notice.

Services available: Braille, Large Print, American Sign Language Interpretation, Assistive Listening Systems, Wheelchair Access.

Service animals are welcome at the Wheelwright Museum.

Call our Accessibility Coordinator to schedule your visit. Contact, Jean Higgins.

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