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!

New May
Events Just Posted!

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Join Us for the Friends' Monthly Lecture:  Bernalillo: Between the River and a Hard Place - May 22 at 2 p.m.

Author Martha Liebert will share the many, and until now, unknown stories of the people and places important to Bernalillo's growth.  The contributions of these people created today's Bernalillo and their stories begin in its very early history and continue through the late 20th Century.

The lecture will be held at the Council Chambers of the Bernalillo Town Hall at:
829 Camino Del Pueblo,
Bernalillo, NM 87004.  

It will also be available to view via Zoom using the link below: 

Meeting ID: 895 9697 2711
Passcode: 588693

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Field Trip - Kuaua Trekkers - Cabezon - May 29
Off trail Hike to Interesting Area of Marine Fossils

We will be hiking in the foothills with little elevation gain.  Difficulty: moderate.  Distance of hike: less than 2 miles.  Dress in layers for this time of year, hiking boots, long pants, hat sunscreen, sunglasses, hiking poles, water, sack lunch/snacks.


Travel:  Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the NW corner of the Home Depot on Hwy 550, west of Hwy 528.  Look for a white Nissan Xterra.  Travel time: 1 1/2 hours.  Arrive 9:30 a.m. Sack Lunch 11:30 a.m. at the cars. Depart 12:30 p.m..  Return to Home Depot parking lot around 2 p.m.

Limitations:  Group size 20 current FCHS members.  Carpools encouraged.  If you are a rider, please help your driver with gas money.

Coordinator:  Earlene Shroyer.   Sign-upearlene648@gmail.com.  Members must sign up to participate.


Save the dates!  Information coming soon...

May 28 - Grand Opening Ceremony of the Bosque Redondo
1st Thursdays at noon - Brown Bag Lectures
4th Sundays - Monthly talks on NM history related topics


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 what keep Coronado


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 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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