The Friends support both
the Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites. 

Coronado is open Wednesday  through Monday. 

Jemez is open Wednesday through Sunday,

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Coronado Site Trails Map


The Friends Welcome you!  Visit the Coronado Historic Site or the Jemez Site to enjoy and learn from each area and, as a Friend, participate at no cost in hikes, trips, lectures, and have the opportunity to join us in other activities.  Become a Friend by simply sending us your contact information HERE and letting us know your interests.  We have lots to do!


Save the Date!

The Friends Annual Meeting is January 27!

Find out what's new...
-- Events and lectures planned for the new year
-- New things to enjoy at the historic sites
-- Listen to an aspect of New Mexico history that may be new to you
-- Chat with Friends and friends of Friends
-- Meet and vote for officers volunteering for the Board
-- Enjoy delicious refreshments
-- Sign up to participate in one or more activities

Where & When?
1 p.m.  at the Bernalillo Town Hall, Council Chambers, 829 Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo.  Masking is your choice.


At Jemez --

Join us at Jemez Historic Site for "Light Among the Ruins"
Now for two nights, December 9 and 10!


Light Among the Ruins is returning this year -- hundreds of farolitos decorating the ruins of Giusewa Pueblo and San Jose de los Jemez Mission.

Enjoy Native American flute music, Pueblo dancers, bonfires, and a arts and crafts fair. Food will be available for purchase.  Parking areas throughout Jemez Springs will be available with shuttles to the event.

No flash photography, drones, firearms or alcohol are allowed.

Click HERE for complete information and to purchase tickets for either night.


At Coronado --

Docent-led group tours of the painted kiva are scheduled Thursday - Sunday at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.  Each tour is limited to 8 people and may be canceled without notice due to staff shortages or changes to public health orders.  

4th Sunday Lectures will resume in January, 2023.

Brown Bag Lunches - usually scheduled for the first Thursday of each month at the Coronado Historic Site will resume next year.


To use our online trail map, click:  HERE so you can enjoy our Interpretive Trails as part of your visit.  You'll notice some trail improvements, new construction, and a new picnic area on the River Walk Loop as you explore.  This work is part of the site's ongoing improvement and expansion plans.

Volunteers always welcome: Ongoing tasks are always available.  Check at the Front Desk at the Visitors' Center.



Coronado Historic Site was the first state archaeological site to open to the public.  Although it is named for Vasquez de Coronado, who camped in the vicinity in 1540–1542, the site is of Kuaua Pueblo which was one of several Tiwa-speaking pueblos in the area when the conquistador Vasquez de Coronado arrived.  The village was almost certainly abandoned due to Coronado and the after effects of the Tiguex War (February 1541).  


Visitors can enjoy and learn from the site, especially the mural room which features one of the finest examples of pre-contact Native American art to be found anywhere in North America.  Docent tours will begin sometime in late summer.

Jemez Historic Site offers expanded self-guided tours of Giusewa Pueblo and San Jose Mission available via smart device using the QR code at the front desk. 


  Sun Father's Gift Shop  

   Open Thursday - Monday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.   


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