Bernalillo is the historical center of the State of New Mexico, with occupation reaching back almost a thousand years. There are many historical sites to explore, and several early pueblo sites and Spanish Colonial sites can be found here.
Zia Pueblo and Mission -
Though this mission was abandoned in the early 17th century, old traditions remain strong here. The Zia, proficient potters, keep traditions alive through festivals and ceremonies. Visitors are welcome most of the time, but sometimes the area is closed for religious events. Please follow all special rules for photographs, paints, etc. when visiting this or any other Pueblo.More Details
16 miles northwest on Hwy 550
Delavy House/Sandoval County Historical Society Museum –
View more than 1,000 photographs from 1880-1980, village histories and genealogical information. Please note, all visits must be prearranged. Off N.M. 550 in Bernalillo between Santa Ana Star Casino and Coronado State Monument.Sandoval County Historical Society
Old Convent Building - Built in 1875, the building was donated by Jose Leandro Perea to Archbishop Lamy. The Sisters of Loretto opened a girl’s school in 1878
Old Stone Jail - Used in the 1800s, the jail sits behind Sandoval County Courthouse.
Perea/Baca House - Last stage stop before Santa Fe on El Camino Real, later served as an emergency school by the Sisters of Loretto in 1905.
Rose's Pottery House - Pottery, Southwest artifacts
925 Camino del Pueblo.
Sandoval County Courthouse - Built in 1926 on the site of the former burned courthouse.
Santuario de San Lorenzo - Built in 1856, next to Our Lady of Sorrows Church. 281 Camino del Pueblo.
Call (505) 867-5252 or go to Our Lady of Sorrows Church so they can let you in.More Details
For more information, please contact our concierge desk at 505.771.6060.