Coronado Historic Site

Established on March 7, 1935, Coronado Historic Site preserves and interprets an archaeological site of first-contact between Hispanic explorers and Native Puebloans.  In 1540, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado visited here and encountered Tiwa people living in this adobe pueblo.


The historic site includes 500-year-old kiva murals and a reconstructed and painted kiva, providing a glimpse into the religious life of Tiwa people. A museum and nature trail enhance your visit with a beautiful view of the Sandia Mountain.  Docent-led tours will be offered as soon as the site is fully open.

Coronado is one of six state heritage sites administered by the New Mexico Historic Sites, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs.