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Hubbell Trading Post

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Address: Highway 264, Ganado, AZ 86505
Phone Number:
19287553475
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The squeaky wooden floor greets your entry into the oldest operating...

The squeaky wooden floor greets your entry into the oldest operating trading post on the Navajo Nation. When your eyes adjust to the dim light in the "bullpen" you find you’ve just entered a mercantile. Hubbell's has been serving Ganado selling groceries, grain, hardware, horse tack, coffee and Native American Art since 1878.

Discover Hubbell Trading Post NHS, where history is made every day.

Hubbell Trading Post is the oldest continuously operated trading post in the southwest. While you are here, you can shop in the trading post for authentic Native-made art, walk around the old homestead which is still a living farm and ranch, and take a ranger-guided tour of the historic Hubbell home.

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Unexpected find - definitely worth stopping to see

This is not a destination - but it you happen to be in the area it is certainly worth seeing. John Hubbell is an important figure in American history. Beyond the history, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dripping Springs, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is very little to see and do on the drive to Canyon De Chelley--which is something you REALLY do want to see--and this is it! The trading post has an interesting history and it is still an active part of the community. It is selling basic products to the people of the area daily. The data provided in the... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a destination - but it you happen to be in the area it is certainly worth seeing. John Hubbell is an important figure in American history. Beyond the history, the Trading Post is wonderfully preserved and houses an excellent collection of contemporary arts objects, which are for sale. We were travelling from Canyon de Chelly to Gallup... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The trading post at this National Historic Site was established in the late 1800s by Euro-Americans to trade with local Native American Tribes. Many of the original buildings and some of the trade items remain on site. In addition, local Tribes continue to create authentic arts, crafts, and other items that can be purchased onsite (e.g., rugs, jewelry, flutes, cradle... More 

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's an active trading post. Various food items and souvenirs and art pieces. We enjoyed it because there are some interesting things to photograph. Walk around back.

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Catalina, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Please don't be misled by some of the less than positive reviews. HTP is a national treasure & our visit memorable. We were traveling with our dogs so time was limited. Loved it so much we will be going back in the spring. Not since Prez Andrew Jackson has there been such an assault on the 1st peoples. Native tribes... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Step back in time as you enter this trading post. The smells, the creaky wooden floor, and the unique blend of touristy gifts and utilitarian items was a surprise. The staff were helpful and friendly. We came too close to closing time. Could have spent a couple of hours poking around.

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PHOENIX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

old trading post, with animals and old relics, and a store with woven rugs, and lots of turquoise and kachina dolls

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Alamosa, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I have heard reviewers remark that this is nothing more then a store. Yes, it's a store that's been in continuous operation since 1876. To walk the grounds and "feel" the aura of history was amazing. In it's day, the residents of the Rez came here to trade for groceries, chicken feed, barb wire, everything you can imagine. It's not... More 

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Carefree, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was our first stop at the Hubbell Trading Post. There is lots of road construction in the area so we have not stopped on previous trips along 264. Today we arrived and signed in for a tour of the Hubbell Family Home which is now in the care of the US Park Service. This is well worth taking and... More 

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Essex, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Such an ordinary place really - more shop with added curios than museum with added shop. Maybe that's obvious to some... They do have some rugs, guns, blankets, books and other artefacts but it is all rather underwhelming. We also tried to obtain a map from the official Nat Parks post - but they had run out!? May I therefore... More 

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