El Paso Museum of Archaeology

4301 Transmountain Rd.
El Paso, Texas 79924
(915) 755-4332

Tuesday through Saturday
9:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.
Sunday 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.(Closed Monday)

Admission Fees:
There is no admission fee. Admission is free for everyone, although donations are appreciated.

Director: Jeff Romney (915) 755-4332 RomneyJK@elpasotexas.gov

Curator: George Maloof (915) 755-4332 MaloofGO@elpasotexas.gov

The Museum of Archaeology is located at 4301 Transmountain at the base of the Franklin Mountains. Explore 14,000
years of prehistory in the El Paso area, the greater Southwest, and northern Mexico. The Museum has a world-class Casas
Grandes Ceramics collection, and is currently hosting a special exhibition entitled Paquimé and the Casas Grandes Culture.
Complimenting this exhibition is a smaller photograph exhibition entitled The Rocks Speak: Petroglyphs of the Casas Grandes Region
in the Museum’s auditorium which focus on three petroglyph sites. Visitors can also explore the trails
surrounding the museum and view 250 varieties of Chihuahuan Desert native plants, outdoor exhibits and an Indian Garden.

Paquime and Mata Ortiz Tour

September 25-28, 2017

Join us as we explore one of the archaeological gems of the international borderlands and its inspiration for a modern spectacular artistic ceramic tradition. Paquimé (also known as Casas Grandes) in northwestern Chihuahua was a unique center that influenced hundreds of communities south and north of the border.

More information

On Exhibit: The Paleoindians

Pottery and Baskets

The Archaic Cultures

The Pithouse Peoples

The Cliff Dwellers

The Sumas, Mansos, and Mescaleros