Friday, May 13, 2016
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
John Lorenzo Hubbell began operating the trading post in 1878, supplying much needed staples to isolated Navajo communities in exchange for sheep, wool, rugs, jewelry, baskets, and pottery. Hubble family members continued running the trading post until 1967 when it was turned over to the national park service. It still serves as a trading post for the community and visitors making it the oldest operating trading post in the Navajo Nation.
The visitor center has exhibits about the Navajos, the Hubbells, the trading post, and rug making. The trading post sells basic supplies, souvenirs, finely made rugs, and other craftwork.
The visitor center and trading post are accessible. There weren’t any tours of the Hubbell’s home the day that we visited but the park website states that the house is accessible.
The parking lot is large enough for any RV.
Trading Post 35.70898, -109.55814