The Friends support both the Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites. 

Coronado is open Thursday through Sunday. 

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!

Summer Events

Hikes and any workshops planned for this summer will be announced as soon as they are scheduled. 

The 4th Sunday Lectures are not held in July and August.  The first one is planned for September 24th.  Information on September's topic and who will be the speaker will be posted in August.

Don't forget...

1st Thursdays of every month at noon - Brown Bag Lectures begin at noon.  Bring your lunch and enjoy good company on the portal of our Visitor Center.  The talk usually takes place in the adjacent video room.



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.  


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.

At Jemez --

Watch for information about Pueblo Independence Day, celebrated every August at Jemez Historic Site.



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.

Learn more about Coronado Historic Site.

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. 

Learn more about Jemez Historic Site.



  Sun Father's Gift Shop  

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

  Located at the Coronado Historic Site  

Our gift shop carries a wide variety of items crafted by indigenous and local artisans. 

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