Salmon Ruins Museum​

Museum, Pioneer Homestead, Research Library www.salmonruins.com
Opening at 12:00 PM
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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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30th Annual Arts and Crafts Fundraiser

Dec 1, 2018 – Dec 1, 2018

The Annual Salmon Ruins Arts and Crafts Fair is always a lot of fun, and is a great way to support the Salmon Ruins Museum while you shop! The Kitchen will be busy with fresh made chili and other favorites including breakfast. Up to 96 booths with unique handcrafted gifts, jewelry and canned good...

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Testimonials

2 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
2 months ago
A short drive from Farmington, and an even shorter drive if you're in Bloomfield, the Salmon Ruins Museum allow a historical look at the people who came before us, honoring their existence and presence. The small museum provides further information and you can get a printed guide detailing the ruins themselves.
H.B.
2 months ago
Great place to bring your family. It is big area. Make sure you bring water. I would definitely recommend this place
- Jarlin D

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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