Coronado Historic Site

Plan Your Visit

Hours and Days of Operations: 

Open Wednesday through Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.

Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Access to the reconstructed painted kiva is by guided tour only. Tours run daily at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. and last approximately 45 minutes. No reservation needed, but tours are subject to docent and staff availability; visitors are encouraged to call ahead to confirm there will be a tour for their visit, if interested.

Admission Prices:

$7 for adults. Free for children 16 years and younger.

NM residents admitted free the first Sunday of every month with ID.

NM residents 60 years and older admitted free every Wednesday with ID.

Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members free with membership card.

Also free to Friends of Coronado and Jemez members, Native/Tribal affiliations, disabled veterans, and foster families.

Free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families through the Blue Star Museums program May 18 - September 2, 2024.

Visit with a New Mexico CulturePass! New Mexico CulturePass allows one visit to each historic site for only $30. Learn more HERE.

Bernalillo, NM. Off US Highway 550 on Kuaua Road, 2 miles west of I-25 Exit 242.

From Interstate-25, take Exit 242 then continue until taking a right on Kuaua Road / Coronado Historic Site.

Visiting Etiquette:
Enjoy your visit. Take nothing but memories. Leave nothing but footprints.

Covered picnic area/view sites overlooking Rio Grande

Wheelchair accessible.

Sun Father's Gift Shop (souveniers, snacks, jewlery, Southwestern art)

Photo Policy:
No photos of the orginal Kuaua Murals or interior of the Painted Kiva. Professional photography by prior written permission only.

Nearby Attractions:
From Coronado Historic Site continue on US Highway 550 northwest twenty miles to junction with Highway 4, then north on Highway 4 to Jemez Pueblo, and onto Jemez Springs, and Jemez Historic Site. Continue on Highway 4 north to Valles Caldera National Preserve, Bandelier National Monument, and Los Alamos National Labs and Museum, before heading east back to Highway 84/285 to Espanola or Santa Fe.

Other Attractions:

Contact Coronado Historic Site

485 Kuaua, Bernalillo, NM 87004
Fax: 505-867-1733