• freight wagons on the Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe

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

Missouri Exhibits

Travel the trail by reading exhibits in towns across Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. The eastern edge of the trail began in Franklin, Missouri. The route played a major role in bringing people, goods, and ideas to and from Santa Fe for 60 years.

 
McCoy Park in Independence, Missouri
Independence, Missouri was a crossroads for the Santa Fe, California, and Oregan trails in the 1800s. Five exhibits in McCoy Park in Independence document the hustle and bustle of activity that happened.

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.