Los Alamos has a dynamic and distinguished history of transforming lives and changing the world. Situated on a majestic plateau, Los Alamos embodies the spirit of innovation, scientific integrity, a deep concern about people and community, and a passion for history, education, and the arts. Los Alamos serves as a catalyst for significant discourse about civil society and world peace.
Visit the Museum Campus
A museum visit begins in the restored Los Alamos Ranch School Guest Cottage where exhibits take visitors from the Pajarito Plateau’s Ancestral Pueblo people to its homestead history, through the Ranch School era, and ultimately into the Manhattan Project.
The Hans Bethe House on Bathtub Row, includes the Harold Agnew Cold War Gallery, exhibits highlighting 70+ years of post-World War II history of the Los Alamos community and the laboratory. Visitors will see scientist profiles, a Nobel Prize display, key awards for scientific excellence, information about Los Alamos as a model community for civil defense, and a replica of a Cold War Los Alamos living room.
A visit to the Romero Cabin is a 100-year step back in time—one of only three remaining area homestead cabins and the only one open to the public. Experience a bygone way of life and learn why homesteading on this plateau differed from anywhere else in the country. Open occasionally.
The Los Alamos Historical Society preserves, promotes, and communicates the remarkable history and inspiring stories of Los Alamos and its people for our community, for the global audience, and for future generations.