Photos & Multimedia
Now Showing! We have a variety of videos that will help you find the trail, travel the trail, and experience the trail. Have fun!
Exhibits - View a series of outdoor exhibits at various sites along the Santa Fe Trail. Take the virtual journey and then visit the site!
Listen to a reading of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail Official Map & Guide brochure:
Part 1 (4 MB, mp3, 4 minutes)
Part 2 (7.5 MB, mp3, 8 minutes)
These are large files; please be patient while they load. You can listen to them by clicking on the link, or you can save it to your computer by right clicking on the link and choosing the Save Target As option.
Official Map and Guide
Travel the Trail: Map Timeline 1821 - 1880
Did You Know?
Opened in 1821, the Santa Fe Trail became the lifeline for protection and communication between Missouri and Santa Fe. Military forts opened along the route to protect trail travel and trade, and freighting and merchant operations boomed.