History & Culture

A painting depicting a desert landscape with Spanish soldiers and expedition members from 1775

People on the Expedition

A diverse band of 240 colonists, including 30 soldiers, their wives, and more than 100 children joined the expedition. Learn more about them

A large white church with Spanish architecture in a desert landscape

Places Along the Anza Trail

Learn about the historic sites along the trail, recreational trail segments, and the story behind how the Anza Trail was created.

A map of western US and northwest Mexico with an illustration of an 18th century Spanish soldier

Research

Historic journals, expedition information, and learning opportunities.

Last updated: April 2, 2020

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Richmond, CA 94804

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