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Acoma Pueblo

LOCATION, ETC
193 miles southwest of Taos; Drive time: 3:30 mins.; Elevation: 6,460 ft; Population: 2,802.

HISTORY
Acoma Pueblo is built atop a sheer-walled, 367-foot sandstone bluff in a valley studded with sacred, towering monoliths. Since 1150 A.D., Acoma Pueblo has earned the reputation as the oldest continuously inhabited community in North America.

FAMOUS FOR
The  mesa-top settlement is known worldwide for its unique art and rich culture.  In 1629, construction began on the massive San Esteban del Rey Mission, a Catholic mission. Both the Mission and the Pueblo are Registered National Historical Landmarks.

MUST SEE,  MUST DO
Acoma Pueblo offers a window in time where Native people carry on the customary traditions of their ancestors through Native American pottery-making and tribal celebrations. Educational tours and cultural exhibits   deeper understanding of the Acoma People.

Photo: Acoma artisans are renowned for their pottery.

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Visit the Acoma Pueblo website

Acoma Pueblo

An ancient village atop a 367-foot-high mesa 55 miles west of Albuquerque, Acoma is a National Trust for Historic Preservation-designated site.

Visit the Acoma Pueblo website

Community Listings

Shop
  • Acoma Sky City Cultural Center

    The Gaits’i Gift Shop displays authentic Acoma Pueblo pottery, Native American turquoise jewelry and other fine art by artisans from New Mexico and Arizona. visit site »

Meeting Space
  • Acoma Sky City Cultural Center

    Meet in a truly inspiring setting! Groups of 10 to 80 easily accommodated. Pueblo tours, catering, museum tours can be part o the package. visit site »

Eat
  • Acoma Sky City Cultural Center

    Experience a taste of Acoma culture at the Y'aak’a Café, located within the Sky City Cultural Center.  The cafe offers a diverse menu of Acoma traditional foods prepared by tribal member, Chef Jay. visit site »

Arts
  • Acoma Haaku Museum

    Opened in the spring of 2006, the museum showcases the profound history, art, and life way of the Acoma People. visit site »