Jemez Historic Site, Jemez Springs

The Jemez Historic Site (formerly Jemez State Monument) is a state-operated historic site on New Mexico State Road 4 in Jemez Springs, New Mexico. The site preserves the archaeological remains of the 16th-century Native American Gíusewa Pueblo and the 17th-century Spanish colonial mission called San José de los Jémez. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, and in 2012 it was designated as a National Historic Landmark. It is considered an ancestral site of the Jémez Pueblo people who live nearby.
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  • A visit at pueblo site and museum is well worth the time and the small entrance fee. The museum does a fine job of educating visitors about the indigenous people who lived in the Jemez canyon at this....  more »
  • this was a nice drive during the afternoon up the mountain to have a special evening of Lights Among the Ruins where you could tour the area in the evening as there was luminieres on the grounds. It....  more »
  • A very well maintained historic site with good descriptions of the stopping points along the way. We spend 45 minutes here and were glad we did.  more »
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  • There is so much to Jemez Mountains, it has the most beautiful landscaping and scenery. The red rocks are gorgeous. The food on the road side stands, is so yummy! You can explorer and hike. The Jemez Historic site blew me away, it was like a huge maze. Inside the office the map they hand out to you, is painted on the floor where they show you videos of it's history. There is one class cabinet that you are not allowed to picture. The pottery in it is truly amazing. I have so many pictures of each opening wish I could share all of them. You can go inside them but they do warn not to climb the walls. We did go up the stars in the church, it is allowed and there also is a maze of itself. The pic where my son is climbing up on the latter, you can not take pics inside that hole but they do let you climb down in it. I believe it's called the Kiva.
  • Wonderful history! The 1st priest was 1598! Then he was discouraged about staying (the Native Americans didn't like him taking away their culture) the next settler (outsider) designed the church and village but never saw the actual church since he was visiting other Native Americans in other parts of the country. The church is still standing, the kiva is standing with original style of ladder to climb in & out of. The archeologists were there & so interesting. They are starting Coronado in October & November and are looking for volunteers to help excavate the area!! Any curious/adventurous people with a week or more able to help!
  • This site is interesting and convenient for quick stop. The setting is magnificent, in a steep canyon with mountains all around. The ruins show the merger of Spanish and Pueblo cultures. The ruined Church is very impressive but cemetery connected with it is unmarked for some reason. Staff are knowledgeable and helpful. Parking can be a challenge on busy days.
  • Beautiful museum and well marked trail with good information at each stop. Helpful and welcoming staff. If you go on a Saturday evening in the summer, you'll here a student music concert from the nearby music camp.
  • Absolutely beautiful. So many people at the event but it was great. Loved that the handicap parking was right across the street. Everyone was super nice. The craft show was great. Found some unique hand made gifts. I do wish they had a lot more food and craft vendors. See you next year.

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