Operating Hours & Seasons
About 1836, farmer Archibald Rice headed west along the Santa Fe Trail from Levasy, MO and moved to this parcel. He constructed his farmhouse, along with three slave cabins. Rice completed the farmhouse, which is now called the Rice-Tremonti Home, in 1844. He provided many travelers headed toward Oregon, California, or Santa Fe with agricultural and food products, and many camped on the Cave Spring property. Raytown, Missouri
There are many historic sites, museums, and parks (federal, state, and local) along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. Operating hours vary from site to site.
Contact individual sites for more information by going to Places To Go
and Passport Program
, where sites are listed by state, and there is an interactive map to search for sites.
Trail brochures can be found on the Publications
web page, or contact
the National Park Service's National Trails Intermountain Region.