The Friends support both the Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites.  Both sites are open Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Join us for an outdoor adventure Sept 14 - 17

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July Activities 

              Day Trip, July 31 - Birding and Photography Trip at Los Pinos Ranch 

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              Day Trip, July 15 - Ma Pa Wei Murals at a ranch in Eastern NM.   (Sorry, this trip is already filled.)

The Friends Welcome you.  Visit Coronado Historic Site to enjoy and learn from the area and participate in available hikes, trips, and other activities. Better yet, become a Friend and enjoy making things happen with other like-minded people.  Here's more information.


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


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.

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If you have a  question about an activity, about the site or about the Friends, please let us know and someone will get back to you.​

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(505) 867-5351   Coronado Visitor Center

(505) 771-0416   Gift Shop


Link to NM Historic Sites

Coronado Historic Site

485 Kuaua Rd, Bernalillo, NM 87004

The site is located along New Mexico Highway 550, 1 mile west of Bernalillo and 16 miles north of Albuquerque.  Turn at Kuaua Road and follow it to the site.

Jemez Historic Site

18140 nm-4, Jemez Springs, NM 87025

The site is located 63 miles north of Albuquerque vis  I-25 and  US 550 N.

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