Welcome to Bataan Memorial Museum

New Mexico National Guard Museum

Our mission is to preserve the past, present and future of the New Mexico National Guard and to educate visitors about our proud history both in peace and war time.

The New Mexico National Guard has participated in the defense of the citizens of this region since 1598 and defended New Mexico and America’s freedom in every major conflict.

The museum began as a tribute to the Veterans of the infamous Bataan Death March. This tribute remains and has grown into a world class display that chronicles the struggle and desperate years of the experiences of the 200th and 515th Coast Artillery regiments. You can follow the story of the 1800 brave New Mexico Soldiers through their odyssey from New Mexico, Fort Bliss, Bataan, Japan and finally of the 900 soldiers who survived confinement and returned home.