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Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez / Minge House in Corrales

Casa San Ysidro, the Albuquerque Museum's history house and property in Corrales, is open for tours through November 30.
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In the early 1950s, Shirley and Ward Alan Minge took a late 19th century building in Corrales and turned it into a plazuela-style rancho to house their exuberant collection of New Mexico vernacular art.


973 Old Church Road
Corrales, NM 87048

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  • Adults: $6

  • Seniors (65+): $5

  • Students (13+): $5

  • Children (<12): $4

  • Groups of 5 or more adults: $5

Free Saturdays at Casa San Ysidro, 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m. EXCEPTION: No free admission during Balloon Fiesta, October 5-13, 2024.

Admission is free for Albuquerque Museum Foundation Members.

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Casa San Ysidro is a program of Albuquerque Museum and the Department of Arts & Culture, City of Albuquerque.

Casa San Ysidro Tour Admission



Balloon over Casa San Ysidro

Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez/Minge House is a charming historic house museum in Corrales, New Mexico. A satellite of the Albuquerque Museum operated jointly with the Village of Corrales, New Mexico, with support from Sandoval County and the State of New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, and affectionately known as “Casa,” the property is home to one of the most comprehensive collections of New Mexican art and furnishings.

Like many historic properties in New Mexico, Casa San Ysidro’s history and construction is delightfully complicated. Casa consists of four main components:

  1. a Territorial Period Greek Revival rancho built around 1875 by Jesús María Gutiérrez and renovated by Dr. Ward Alan Minge and his wife Shirley Jolly Minge;
  2. additional adobe rooms designed and hand built by the Minges around a traditional eighteenth- to early nineteenth-century-style plazuela using structural parts from significant at-risk historical buildings;
  3. a re-created mid- to late nineteenth-century corral surrounding a historic barn and cabins moved to the property by the Minges, and
  4. a heritage field to the north of the rancho, protected from development by a conservation easement.

Casa San Ysidro may be the only historic property in the state where the collections, as well as the structures, are listed on the State Register of Cultural Properties. The Minge Collection includes architectural elements, furniture, religious art, household tools and hardware, jewelry, Hispanic and Pueblo weavings and pottery, a transportation collection, and historic photographs.

Casa San Ysidro is designated by the National Park Service as a stopping point on El Camino Real de la Tierra Adentro National Interpretive Trail.

Upcoming Events

Tour Casa San Ysidro

Jul 16, 2024 from 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM
Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez / Minge House, Albuquerque Museum's historic house and property in Corrales, will schedule your group for a guided tour by reservation only. Times vary; see description for times.