• freight wagons on the Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe

    National Historic Trail CO,KS,MO,NM,OK

Exhibits

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.
 
Wayside exhibits about the Santa Fe Trail at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site.
Wayside exhibits about the Santa Fe Trail at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site help visitors recognize features in the landscape, such as the fort in the back right of the photograph.
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Did You Know?

A barbed wire fence and windmill are near the Point of Rocks formation on the Santa Fe National Historic Trail in New Mexico

Travel on the historic Santa Fe Trail moved in both directions, with Missouri traders heading for Santa Fe with goods, and Hispanic traders from New Mexico heading east to Missouri.