New Mexico Historic Sites are storied places where the past is palpable. They invite you to hit the road, explore, and get out in the golden New Mexico sun. It's your chance to follow in the footsteps of Indigenous people, Spanish conquistadors, Civil War soldiers, outlaws, and lawmen.
Explore History Where it Happened:
Located in Alcalde, NM
Featuring beautiful river views, ancient cottonwoods, 17th century buildings, apple orchards, farm animals and rolling agricultural fields, this property embodies the intersection of nature and culture in northern New Mexico. Travel back in time to a place that has been called home since the 1400s.
Located in Bernalillo, NM
Kuaua was a Tiwa village in the central Rio Grande valley when Francisco Vasquez de Coronado entered the area in 1540. It was established around AD 1325 and grew to a population of 1,200 people by the 16th century. Today, the descendants live in the Tiwa-speaking villages of Taos, Picuris, Sandia, and Isleta.
Located in Fort Stanton, NM
Fort Stanton is situated on 240 acres and surrounded by 25,000 acres of undeveloped BLM land in south-central New Mexico. There are 88 buildings on this historic site, some dating back to 1855.
Located in Radium Springs, NM
Fort Selden preserves more than 1400 years of history beginning with the ancient Mogollon; travelers camping at the site on El Camino Real in the 17th century; the U.S. Army soldiers in the 1800s; to the local people who lived nearby. Their stories enrich the history and heritage of New Mexico.
Located in Jemez Springs, NM
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 remnants of a 700 year old village and the San José de los Jemez church dating to 1621/2.
Located in Lincoln, NM
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.
Located in Fort Sumner, NM
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.
Located in Mesilla, NM
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.