The Aztec Museum & Pioneer Village Welcomes You! Guided Tours are available by calling 505-334-9829.
April - September, Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
Adults $3, Children $1
Aztec Museum Offers The 50th for 50¢
Relive the community spirit that captured Aztec for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of building the Navajo Dam Road on May 4th, 10 am to 4 pm. Aztec Museum will host a special display with the original 1964 LOOK magazine highlighting Aztec as winner of the All American Cities award. Learn More
Museum and Pioneer Village allows visitors to experience pioneer
life in the American West. Aztec’s history
goes back a thousand years when Native Americans settled along the
Animas River, building a community now called Aztec Ruins National
After the Ancient Puebloan people migrated south in the 1300’s,
Ute and Navajo Native Americans camped along the Animas River banks.
Treaty agreements in the late 1800’s allowed settlers to homestead
by establishing Indian Reservations boundaries restricting the Ute
people to land in Colorado and the Eastern Navajo people to lands
south of the San Juan River.
The City of Aztec was founded in September of 1887 to provide commercial
services for the new Hispanic and Anglo settlers. Aztec was named
after the ancient Pueblo ruins located across the Animas River.
Village gives visitors the opportunity to revisit an early western
American community. Children will enjoy climbing aboard the caboose
or visiting a one-room schoolhouse, only two of many pioneer buildings
located at the museum.
Visit Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village and learn about modern Aztec’s
early days. Visit Aztec Ruins National Monument to learn about Aztec's original settlers or the Aztec Cemetery to find where the founding families are buried.