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Aztec Historic District Walking Tour

Historic Site or District
Historic Downtown 2010 in the evening – Edward M Kotyk

ADA Accessibility Notes

Some streets in the historic district have ADA accessible sidewalks, while others do not. Please proceed with caution.

For a thousand years men and women have settled along the Animas River, building to meet the community's needs for food, trade, transportation, entertainment and spiritual observances.

Starting with Aztec Ruins National Monument, the Walking Tour Booklet takes you to the heart of Aztec’s Historic Downtown, then to homes, churches and irrigation ditches built by early settlers. Much of the tour focuses on historic structures built in the early 1900s. It was an exciting time as New Mexico gained statehood on Jan. 6, 1912, to become the 47th state. A century later, as we stroll past the works of these early settlers, we experience the one constant that remains: We remain engaged in community building.

Points of interest included in the booklet are a sampling of the architecture, influential citizens and natural features that give Aztec its distinct character. Aztec contains four historic districts encompassing multiple properties and 17 individual properties listed on the New Mexico and/or National Register of Historic Places.

The Historic Aztec Self-Guided Walking & Biking Tours booklet is available at the Aztec Museum for a nominal fee that covers printing costs.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are allowed on City streets. Please clean up after your pets and keep them on leashes.

Time Period Represented

Early 1900s


Many sites listed are current residences and are not open to public tour. They can be viewed streetside. Please be courteous during your self-guided tour and do not disturb residents.

Seasons Open




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