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. Masks must be worn inside all facilities.


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Docent Training Classes Start February 8!
Learn History - Share History

Five 3-Hour Weekly Sessions begin February 8, 2022, at Coronado Historic Site
To register: Call: 505-867-4341 or 505-710-8798
Free for members of the Friends of Coronado Historic Site
Annual Memberships start at $25.00.   Join today!

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Volunteer to be a Docent!

Visit Coronado Historic Site to enjoy and learn from the area, walk the trails, and participate in available hikes, trips, lectures, and other activities.

Use the above menu to visit or learn more about the Friends. Better yet, become a Friend and enjoy making things happen with other like-minded people.

Now 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.



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 Wednesday - Monday
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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