Salmon Ruins Museum​

Museum, Pioneer Homestead, Research Library www.salmonruins.com
Opening at 9:00 AM
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Updates

Salmon Ruins is OPEN!
Indoor and outdoor visitation is permitted 9-5 daily.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED WHILE INDOORS!
Please come prepared to pay your entrance fee, give donations and shop in the gift shop as the closures have harmed us immensely in the past year!
Grounds and trails are CLOSED when mus...

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FINALLY museums in New Mexico are allowed to be open! Salmon Ruins indoor and outdoor exhibits including the site will be open starting MARCH 15. For the time being, the grounds and museum will remain CLOSED on weekends after that date so please do not trespass but instead visit on weekdays afte...

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Sadly, all museums in New Mexico have been listed as a "Close-Contact Recreational Facility", which requires all of them to be closed to the public through Green Level COVID designation. While no museum belongs in this designation, we must comply with all regulations and hope that the state move...

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Salmon Ruins Museum, the archaeological site, and all trails and exhibits on the grounds are CLOSED through November 30. We hope to open in December and see everyone then!

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We don't want anyone to be confused by recent changes. For the time being, Salmon Ruins is OPEN - Visit daily, 9am - 5pm. MASKS ARE REQUIRED! Adults $4, Seniors $3, Kids $1. Access to grounds is permitted ONLY through museum entrance.

Although all State-Run museums and historic sites are clos...

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Hallelujah, we are OPEN for the first time since March 13th!

Visit daily, 9am - 5pm. MASKS ARE REQUIRED!

Access to grounds is permitted ONLY through museum entrance! We can't wait to see you again!

Salmon Ruins is sad to temporarily close due to state and national requirements on non-essential businesses. THE SITE, ALL GROUNDS and the MUSEUM are CLOSED until August 31, 2020. We hope that by the end of August, we will be allowed to open to the public again. Thank you for understanding. We do...

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Salmon Ruins is sad to temporarily close due to state and national requirements on non-essential businesses. THE SITE, ALL GROUNDS and the MUSEUM are CLOSED until July 1, 2020. We hope that by the end of June, we will be allowed to open to the public again. Thank you for understanding. We do ...

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Testimonials

a week ago
Small but beautiful ancestral puebloan site. The staff is knowledgeable and tours are amoung their offerings. Nice gift store.
- Janet B
a month ago
June, 2019. . . . . I stayed just "up the street" at Moore's RV Park and Campground and I drove past the site innumerable times before visiting -- do not follow my example. Get here as soon as you can. While in the area, I had the opportunity to visit the Salmon, Aztec and Chaco Culture ruins. Have to say, though, that the experience of Salmon Ruins was the very best of the three. There is a very well-documented museum and, when I was there, a super nice and informative reception lady. I saw that there were archaeologists working at the site. The handout guide with numbered localities at the ruins was filled with interesting particulars of the use and the life of the pueblo - a much more detailed presentation than the rather expensive guidebook at the Chaco Culture site. I am so proud of the private owners of this valuable resource that they work as hard as they do to keep it up and to help visitors. Thank you.
- Frederic B
5 months ago
Very informative, helpful staff. Small indoor section of the museum and indoor gift shop. The surrounding grounds are rich with preserved history. You're giving a tour booklet upon entry to help explain everything you're looking at. Beautiful, well kept area. $9 for 2 adults and a child and worth ever single cent.
- Shelby A

About us

Salmon Ruins is an Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) site built by architects from the Chaco culture in 1088.  The village was occupied until 1288 and had up to 300 inhabitants.  Excavations went on from 1971-1978, revealing unique architecture and artifacts now available for study.  In addition to exploring the site, you can also visit the homestead built by the Salmon family who protected the site for many years, a series of replica habitations representing groups who are important to the region but who never lived on the grounds, and museum displays indoors to help you understand it all.  
Entrance to the grounds is permitted through the museum ONLY.  The grounds are closed when the museum is closed.
Adults $4/Seniors $3/Kids 15&under $1.

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  • (505) 632-2013

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6131 U.S. 64
Bloomfield, New Mexico 87413
United States

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun:12:00 – 5:00 PM
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