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Properties are on the National Register of Historic Places ONLY unless otherwise indicated.


The National Park Service, in partnership with a wide variety of state agencies, universities, and other entities, has nominated a number of properties associated with the Santa Fe Trail to the National Register of Historic Places, and it is in the process of nominating additional properties. The nomination process involves identifying properties of high integrity with a significant association to the Santa Fe Trail. Associated properties eligible for the National Register help trail enthusiasts to positively identify the Santa Fe Trail on the ground. They also promote the significance of the trail in our communities. A listing on the National Register may offer additional protection features to historic sites and trail segments.

A document called "National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Nomination Form: Historic Resources of the Santa Fe Trail, 1821–1880" was written by Joseph J. Gallagher, Alice Edwards, Lachlan F. Blair, and Hugh Davidson and was entered onto the National Register in 1993. Multiple property nomination forms provide historic contexts and significances for trail-related properties. They also identify property types, including descriptions, resource significance statements, and nomination requirements for properties such as fort sites, emigration depots, roadbeds, ferry crossings and landings, campsites, structures, gravesites, and disbandment sites. This document, now almost twenty years old, is currently being revised.

Each of the State Historic Preservation Offices for states located along the Santa Fe Trail (Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Oklahoma), along with the National Park Service, are now actively involved in identifying and nominating eligible trail-related properties. See the listing below for the properties that have already been entered onto the National Register.

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  • Baca House, Trinidad
  • Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta (NHL/NRHP)
  • Boggsville, Las Animas
  • Fort Lyon, Las Animas
  • Raton Pass, Trinidad (NHL/NRHP)


  • Council Grove Historic District, Council Grove (NHL/NRHP)
  • Fort Aubrey Site, Syracuse
  • Fort Larned National Historic Site, Larned (NHL/NRHP)
  • Hays, Seth, House, Council Grove
  • Hunt, Samuel, Grave, Burlingame
  • Kaw Methodist Mission, Council Grove
  • Lanesville School, Edgerton
  • Last Chance Store, Council Grove
  • Lost Springs, Lost Springs
  • Lower Cimarron Spring, Ulysses (NHL/NRHP)
  • Mahaffie, J.B., House, Olathe
  • Pawnee Rock, Pawnee Rock
  • Santa Fe Trail (Douglas County Trail Segments), Baldwin
  • Santa Fe Trail (Marion County Trail Segments), Durham
  • Santa Fe Trail (Rice County Trail Segments; Ralph's Ruts), Chase
  • Santa Fe Trail Ruts, Dodge City (NHL/NRHP)
  • Shawnee Mission, Fairway
  • Simcock House, Counicl Grove
  • Six Mile Creek Stage Station Historic District, Burdick
  • Station Little Arkansas, Windom
  • Walnut Creek Crossing, Great Bend


  • Alexander Majors House, Kansas City
  • Arrow Rock Tavern, Arrow Rock
  • Arrow Rock, Arrow Rock (NHL/NRHP)
  • Bingham, George Caleb, House, Arrow Rock (NHL/NRHP)
  • Bingham-Waggoner House and Estate, Independence
  • Blue Mills, Independence
  • Boonslick State Park, Boonsboro
  • Cave Spring, Kansas City
  • Fort Osage Archeological District, Sibley
  • Fort Osage, Sibley (NHL/NRHP)
  • Harris, Col. John, House, Kansas City
  • Jackson County Jail and Marshal's House, Independence
  • Kelly's Westport Inn, Kansas City
  • Lewis Jones House, Independence
  • Lewis-Webb House, Independence
  • Neff Tavern Smokehouse, Napton
  • Noland, Smallwood V., House, Independence
  • Owens-McCoy House, Independence
  • Rice-Tremonti House, Raytown
  • Santa Fe Trail (Grand Pass Trail Segments), Grand Pass
  • Santa Fe Trail (Minor Park Trail Segments), Kansas City
  • Santa Fe Trail (Saline County Trail Segments), Stanhope
  • Santa Fe Trail (Santa Fe Trail Park Ruts), Independence

New Mexico

  • Cimarron Historic District, Cimarron
  • Clifton House Site, Raton
  • El Vado de las Piedras and the Santa Fe Trail (Colfax County Trail Segments), Springer
  • Fort Marcy Officer’s Residence, Santa Fe
  • Fort Marcy Ruins, Santa Fe
  • Fort Union National Monument, Watrous
  • Las Vegan Plaza, Las Vegas
  • Maxwell-Abreu and North (Martinez) Houses, Cimarron
  • Ocate Creek Crossing and the Santa Fe Trail-Mora County Trail Segments, Ocate
  • Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe
  • Pecos National Historic Park, Pecos
  • Point of Rocks Historic District, Springer
  • Rabbit Ears, Clayton (NHL/NRHP)
  • Raton Pass, Raton (NHL/NRHP)
  • Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe
  • Santa Fe Trail (San Miguel County Trail Segments), Tecolote
  • Wagon Mound (and Santa Clara Canyon), Wagon Mound (NHL/NRHP)
  • Watrous (La Junta), Watrous (NHL/NRHP)


  • Autograph Rock Historic District, Boise City
  • Camp Nichols, Wheeless (NHL/NRHP)
  • Cold Spring and Inscription Rock Historic District, Boise City

Last updated: December 6, 2019

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