The Friends support both the Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites.  Coronado is open Wednesday through Monday.  Jemez is open Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Masks must be worn inside all facilities.


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Linda Myers, 
someone you'd love to sit next to at a dinner party, will describe her experience with Navajo elders via Zoom on October 17 at 2 p.m. MST

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In 1986, through the efforts of Linda Myers and Grace Smith Yelllowhammer, a Navajo, the Adopt-A-Native Elder Program started by gathering donated food, clothing and simple medicines to support Elders living traditionally on the Land. Today, the program delivers 285,000 pounds of supplies annually to the Navajo Reservation to assist more than 800 Elders living by ancestral ways in Arizona and southern Utah

For her dedication serving the Navajo people, Linda has been honored with many awards and accolades and recognized as a CNN Hero. She’s been named one of ten women making a difference at the millennium by Forbes and honored by the Governor of Utah

Learn about the Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program 

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The Friends Welcome you.  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 links to visit or learn more about us. 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.

Brown Bag Lectures start September 1 on the portal and will be presented monthly by Researcher and Docent Deborah Ellis.  The first is "Let's Talk Turkey", followed by "Women on the Coronado Entrada: Who Knew!" on October 5.  On November 3, her subject is "Pottery: A Technological Advance and a Dating Tool", and finally on December 1: "Casa Quemada: A 17th Century Estancia".  All talks will start at noon and are free to members of the Friends group.

Use our online Trail Map to 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 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.      See new items on our shelves now!

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