El Camino Real Historic Trail Site

Plan Your Visit

Hours and Days of Operation:
Open 8:30am - 5:00pm Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays.

Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. 

Admission Prices:
$5. Free to NM residents on the first Sunday of each month. Children 16 and under are always admitted free. Wednesday admission is free to New Mexico Seniors with ID.

Location:
35 miles south of Socorro on I-25, Exit 115 left and follow signs. Site is between Socorro and Truth of Consequences. Gasoline and food at Exit 115 and Exit 139.

Directions:
30 miles south of Socorro on I-25, Exit 115 and follow signs. Site is between Socorro and Truth of Consequences. Gasoline and food at Exit 115.

Visiting Etiquette:
Enjoy your visit. Take nothing but memories. Leave nothing but footprints.

Facilities:
Museum Shop, conference room, outdoor amphitheater, picnic areas, Curandera Herb Garden, Native American garden, nature trails

Accessibility:
Wheelchair accessible.

Dining Options:
Local restaurants nearby at Exit 115 and 139.

Photo Policy:
No photos of exhibits. Professional photography with prior written permission only.

Nearby Attractions:
Visitors may drive El Camino Real National Scenic Byway just north of the Center along Highway 1 and also visit a civil war Fort Craig, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, and the historic town of San Antonio where three restaurants (The Owl Café, Manny's Buckhorn Restaurant, and Acosta's Mexican Restaurant vie for your business). Historic Socorro, is just 35 miles north along I-25.

Or, travel south along I-25 to Geronimo Springs Museum in Truth or Consequences, Elephant Butte Lake Recreation area, or Silver City. Further south 13 miles north of Las Cruces, is Fort Selden Historic Site.

El Camino Real Historic Trail Site

Contact El Camino Real Historic Trail Site

PO Box 175
Socorro, NM 87801
575-854-3600
Fax: 575-854-3609
Chris.Hanson@state.nm.us