The Santa Fe Trail stirs imaginations as few other historic trails can. For 60 years, the trail was one thread in a web of international routes. Visit here often to read the stories of the trail through original exhibits. Then journey to the sites!
The exhibits can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. To download this free program, click here. If you have a slow Internet connection, it may take a few minutes to access the files.
Did You Know?
After the Mexican-American War ended in 1848, the United States acquired almost half of Mexico's lands, including New Mexico. Trade and military freighting on the historic Santa Fe Trail boomed, with both firms and individuals obtaining and subcontracting lucrative government contracts.