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History and Culture

Do you want to know more about trail history and culture? Learn more about trail significance, the people, the places and the stories!

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What is a National Historic Trail?

Many folks wonder what a national historic trail actually is. Hear from trail staff about how we define these important parts of history.

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What's New

Check out current news, events, special projects, new research, and more!

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The trail traverses through a range of habitats and geology. Learn more about the flora, fauna, and earth sciences that the trail passes by.

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Explore Digitally

View trail photo galleries, connect on social media, explore deeper on mobile apps, watch videos, and check out other digital media!

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Looking for teaching resources and lesson plans? Teach your students more about the trail with these helpful aids.

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Kids and Youth

Interested in becoming a Junior Ranger? Find activities, videos, and other ways kids have connected to the trail.

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The trail is administered by the National Park Service. Learn more about laws, policies, and trail staff.

Last updated: January 6, 2020

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

National Trails Office Regions 6|7|8
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
1100 Old Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe, NM 87505


505 988-6098

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