One of the earliest examples of a Spanish Colonial era mission that was established in 1630 by Franciscan missionaries at Zuni Pueblo. The original mission complex included an enclosed adobe 'convento' to house the priest, a few soldiers, and any other mission personnel. The Mission was partially burned and the priest 'martyred' during the 1680 Pueblo Revolt. Extensive additions occurred during the 18th Century, including creation of the Pacheco altar in 1776. After the Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821, the Mission was largely abandoned by the Franciscans and went into a steady decline until the mid-1960's. A three way partnership between the Catholic Diocese of Gallup, the Zuni Tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs enabled the reconstruction of the Mission to be completed by 1970. At this time, the highly significant and unique murals of Zuni 'kachinas' was begun by Alex Seowtewa and continued until 2006.
Latitude: 35.0675889 Longitude: -108.8499641 Elevation: 6301 ft
Hours OpenDaily tours at 10:00AM, 1:00PM, & 3:00PM
Time Period Represented1600's to 1800's
Seasons OpenYear around
ADA Accessibility Notes
Pet Friendly Notes
No pets in the overall historic area.
Staff - Zuni Visitor & Arts Center
1239 Hwy. 53
zuni, NM 87327 US