• Anza Trail

    Juan Bautista de Anza

    National Historic Trail AZ,CA

Plan Your Visit

Experience the Anza Trail

Please visit our partner website, http://www.AnzaHistoricTrail.org, for a dynamic online Anza Trail experience:

  • Discover points of interest, recreation trails, and historic sites along the Anza Trail
  • Create custom maps of the Anza Trail's Historic Corridor, Auto Route, and Recreation Trails
  • Find local events
  • Read expedition diaries (courtesy of Web de Anza) and toggle an expedition timeline to follow the colonists as they traveled north
  • Download county maps and read county guides of trail resources (adapted from the Anza Trail Guide by 1775-1776 Anza Colonizing Expedition descendant Greg P. Smestad, Ph.D.)
  • And much more!

Launched in 2013, the online Anza Trail experience site is a partnership of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail and the Anza Trail Foundation.


Stay on this NPS website, www.nps.gov/JUBA, for administrative resources of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, including resources for trail management, planning, interpretation, and education.

 
Anza Historic Route

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Visit the Anza Trail Exhibit in Martinez, Calif.

The historic 1849 Martinez Adobe at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, Calif., hosts the permanent exhibit of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. This multi-sensory experience engages visitors through evocative images and an ambient soundscape, a detailed diorama portraying the vast scope of the expedition party, and interactive displays. The exhibit encompasses perspectives representing the diversity of people whose lives were changed by this significant journey.

John Muir National Historic Site
4202 Alhambra Avenue
Martinez, CA 94553
925-228-8860
Open Wednesday through Sunday for self-guided tours, 10AM - 5PM

 
Traveling Exhibit

Watch a video of the Anza Trail Traveling Exhibit opening in Nogales, Sonora, Mex.

Anza Trail Traveling Exhibit

Created in 2011, a traveling, bilingual exhibit tells the story of the multiethnic Anza Expedition of 1775-76. Help share the story of the Anza Trail in your community. To bring the exhibit to your library, university, community room, or other public venue, please email us or call 415-623-2344.

See pictures of the exhibit panels here.

 
Trails and Rails

Volunteers with the Anza Trail and South Coast Railroad Museum offer programs on board Amtrak's Coast Starlight.

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Trails & Rails: Amtrak's Coast Starlight
Volunteer docents from the South Coast Railroad Museum provide Anza Trail programming on board Amtrak's scenic Coast Starlight route between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo (with extended programming between Santa Barbara and San Jose during the summer months). Enjoy cultural, historical, and natural interpretation while traveling one of America's most beautiful train routes through this innovative Trails & Rails partnership program.

Download the 2014 Coast Starlight Trails & Rails Schedule. To book a ticket on the Coast Starlight, visit www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-872-7245.

Did You Know?

The Anza Trail stretches 1200 miles from Nogales, Arizona to San Francisco, California

Franciscan Father Pedro Font wrote a journal during his 1775-76 trip on the Anza Trail. Font suffered from culture shock, and his journals are a study in personal bigotry. However, by the time Font reached California he had grown more tolerant and wrote less insulting things about the tribes he met along the way. More...