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Take a walk through the past with an experienced Zuni guide to discover the history, culture and arts of Zuni – today!


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Tour #1:
A. Our Lady of Guadalupe (Old Zuni) Mission Tour* - 45 Mintues

Experience one of New Mexico’s oldest Spanish Colonial missions, established in 1629 and restored in the late 1960’s. For almost four centuries, this large adobe complex has witnessed local and regional history being made. The world-class murals of Alex Seowtewa on the interior walls provide a spectacular glimpse into the cultural world of the Zuni people.
Schedule:
Monday - Saturday 10:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Sunday 1:00PM & 3:00PM only
Cost: $10.00 per person
* A special presentation by the mural artist may be possible through advance request and with an additional $5.00 per person contribution paid directly to the artist.
**Please note that tours may NOT be conducted if religious cultural events are occurring within the area – call Visitor Center staff at (505) 782-7238 for any schedule changes.


B. Middle Village Walking Tour
Step into the past on a guided tour through the historic and cultural center of Zuni Pueblo, known as the Middle Village or Halona Idiwan’a. This has been the cultural heart of the Zuni People since time immemorial and continues to be where most cultural observances occur. Visitors are therefore encouraged to visit this special residential area only with a Zuni guide to allow proper orientation and to prevent any potential misunderstandings.
Schedule**:
Monday - Saturday 10:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Sunday 1:00PM & 3:00PM only
Cost: $10.00 per person

**Please note that tours may NOT be conducted if religious cultural events are occurring within the area – call Visitor Center staff at (505) 782-7238 for any schedule changes.

C. Combination Old Mission & Middle Village Walking Tour - 1 hour
Experience both the Old Mission and the Middle Village together with a Zuni guide for a reduced fee.
Schedule**:
Monday - Saturday 10:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM
Sunday 1:00PM & 3:00PM only
Cost: $15.00 per person

**Please note that tours may NOT be conducted if religious cultural events are occurring within the area – call Visitor Center staff at (505) 782-7238 for any schedule changes.

Tour #2: Artist Workshop Tour - 2.5 hours
Learn first-hand about Zuni arts on a visit to your choice of two artist workshop sites, depending upon availability. Select artists open their workshops and share their insights into the creation of beautiful Zuni arts. Please allow at least three days advance notice to ensure that specific artists will be available.

Choose from:
  • Silver/metal-smith
  • Wood Carver
  • Stone “Fetish” Carver
  • Potter
  • Traditional Bakery
  • Ancient Way Arts Trail Artists
  • Other arts if available (beadwork, painter, etc.)
Schedule: As Appropriate with minimum 3-day advance notice
Cost: $75.00 for one to four persons; $25 per additional person; Groups 10 or more - $20 per person


Tour #3: Archaeology Tour: Hawikku - 2.5 hours/32 miles round trip
Visit the place of first documented history in the Southwest and one of the fabled “Cities of Gold” – where the ancestors of today’s Zunis had lived since 1200 AD. Stories and the promise of “wealth” brought the Conquistador Francisco Coronado and an enormous expedition to this spot on July 7th, 1540. No “golden cities” were found however this marked the beginning of Spanish presence in the Southwest.

Tour #4: Archaeology Tour: Village of the Great Kivas - 3 hours/34 miles round trip
Experience both a visit to a Chacoan-outlier and then to an adjacent rock art site. Beginning around 1000AD, Village of the Great Kivas was a small active village for less than one hundred years and featured the large circular kivas common at Chaco Canyon. On the sandstone mesa above is an intriguing array of diverse rock art styles. Wear appropriate shoes and clothing for a brief scramble up a steep rocky slope.
Schedule: As Appropriate with minimum 7-day advance notice
Cost: $75.00 for one to four persons; $25 per additional person; Groups 10 or more - $20 per person


Tour #5: Traditional Zuni Meal
Sample a taste of Zuni culture with a meal of traditional Zuni foods – including posole or red chile stew, Zuni tamales, oven bread, melon or other fruit, traditional tea, and dessert. Vegetarian options are also available. Due to the labor-intensive preparation, please provide a seven-day advance reservation.
Cost is $12.00 per person – minimum of 10.

Fees:
Tours #1 A B or C - Mon-Sat 10am, 1pm & 3pm; Sun 1pm & 3pm
Single Tour (A or B) $10 each participant $5 mural artist presentation
Combo Tour (C) $15 each participant
Tour #2 - Booked in advance (3-day min)
1-4 participants $75 minimum/$25 additional $20 per person large groups
Tour #3 or #4 - Booked in advance (3-day min)
1-2 participants $75 minimum/$25 additional $20 per person large groups
Tour #5 Zuni Meal - 7-day notice required
10 person minimum $12 per person Vegetarian options




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