Fort Sumner Historic Site/Bosque Redondo Memorial
A unique museum designed by Navajo architect David Sloan - shaped like a hogan and a tepee - and an interpretive trail, provide information about the tragic history of Fort Sumner and Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation.
Coronado Historic Site
In 1540, Francisco Vásquez de Coronado—with 500 soldiers and 2,000 Indian allies—entered the Rio Grande valley near this site. Searching for the fabled Seven Cities of Gold, he instead found a dozen villages inhabited by prosperous native farmers.
Fort Selden Historic Site
Fort Selden was established in 1865 in an effort to bring peace to the south central region of present day New Mexico. Built on the banks of the Rio Grande, this adobe fort protected settlers and travelers in the Mesilla Valley from desperados and Apache Indians.
Fort Stanton Historic Site
Fort Stanton is situated on 240 acres and surrounded by 1,300 acres of undeveloped BLM land in south-central New Mexico. There are 88 buildings on this historic site, some dating back to 1855.
Jemez Historic Site
A short drive from Albuquerque and Bernalillo, the Jemez National Historic Landmark is one of the most beautiful historic sites in the Southwest. It includes the stone ruins of a 500 year old village and the San José de los Jemez church dating to 1621/2.
Lincoln Historic Site
A town made famous by one of the most violent periods in NM history. See the Old Courthouse with exhibits detailing the Lincoln County War. Walk in the footsteps of Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and other characters of the Wild West.
Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property
Located on the historic plaza in Old Mesilla, the Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property embodies the rich history and heritage of the Southwest Borderlands. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and consists of two storefronts and a large residence.
In a state blessed with numerous cultural gems, the 148-acre Los Luceros ranch located north of Española along the Rio Grande near the village of Alcalde is special. The cultural site is surely one of New Mexico’s most scenic and historically significant properties.
Star Gazing in Jemez
Jemez Historic Site