Historic Sites Support

Rooted in history, our seven New Mexico Historic Sites reflect the stories of important places and people in the state’s history. Site visitors re-live history where it happened as they follow in the footsteps of indigenous peoples, Spanish explorers, Civil War soldiers, Wild West outlaws and lawmen, and others. Your support for these sites allows visitors to gain understanding of the pivotal events and cultural forces that shaped the New Mexico landscape of yesterday and today.

Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner


El Camino Real

Fort Selden

Fort Stanton



A museum and memorial inspire dialogue around the tragic history of Fort Sumner and the forced relocation of Diné (Navajo) and N’de (Mescalero Apache) tribes to the Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation.

To learn more about Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner Historic Site click here.

The reconstructed ruins and well-preserved wall murals of the prehistoric Tiwa Indian pueblo of Kuaua are the backdrop for the story of the prosperous Native community encountered by Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado during his ill-fated search for the Seven Cities of Gold.

To learn more about Coronado Historic Site click here.

A museum and award-winning building inhabit and interpret the path of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (the Royal Road to the Interior Land), a National Historic Trail with a multicultural history of travel, trade and commerce.

To learn more about El Camino Real Historic Trail Site click here.

The sprawling adobe ruins of a late 19th-century military garrison, as well as an onsite visitor and exhibition center, provide a lens on frontier life in the Mesilla Valley.

To learn more about Fort Selden Historic Site click here.

A museum chronicles the compelling history of this spectacular 240-acre site. Featuring 88 buildings dating to 1855, Fort Selden is one of the most intact 19th-century military garrisons in the U.S. today.

To learn more about Fort Stanton Historic Site click here.

The stone ruins of the prehistoric village of Giusewa, along with the 1621 San José de los Jemez church, represent the evolving story of the Walatowa and Jemez peoples in a stunning natural setting.

To learn more about Jemez Historic Site click here.

A town made famous during one of the most violent periods in New Mexico’s history, Lincoln offers a walk through time amid 17 historic structures with Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett and other legendary Wild West characters.

To learn more about Lincoln Historic Site click here.