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Address: Highway 264, Ganado, AZ 86505
Phone Number: 928 755 3475
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Activities: Shopping
Description: Oldest continuously operated trading post on the Navajo Reservation.

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Historic Trading Post

This is the longest, continuously run trading post in the US (?). We took a guided tour of John Hubbell's house. This tour is well worth the $2 per person fee the NPS charges... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Oklahoma
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Kent UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Hubbell Trading Post is in Ganado about 20 miles from Chinle and the Canyon de Chelly. John Hubbell set up his trading post in 1876 at the invitation of a Navajo chief, Ganado Mucho. Hubbell was trusted by the Navajo which is somewhat surprising given the way in which they had been treated; he learned the language and generally... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Hubbell Trading post isn't for everyone. It's off the main roads and probably several hours off your route. But we really liked it. It's an old style trading post with three rooms: one with basic foodstuffs and staples, one with Navajo rugs and one with other Navajo souvenirs. If you are looking for a rug, they have a good... More 

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Cave Creek, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you like shopping for native american hand crafted art, you will need to stop here. You will find pottery, jewelry, weavings, paintings, carvings, and more. You could spend hours here. The quality is exceptional, and vast. This historic building was open when we went, but part of it was closed. I will have to go back to see more... More 

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Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is the longest, continuously run trading post in the US (?). We took a guided tour of John Hubbell's house. This tour is well worth the $2 per person fee the NPS charges. The ranger was very informative in the history of Mr. Hubbell's house, trading post and the surrounding area. The house has been kept in the same... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We enjoyed the old, authentic trading post, and my wife bought too Navajo dolls for our grandaughters at about 1/4 of what they cost online. Here we know they are authentic. The Visitors Center was nice but a bit too sterile.

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There's a lot of history here. Not all of it good. Most of the facilities are staffed by Navajo who you will find are eager to share their experiences with you. This is not an easy access national park site, and we arrived too late in the day for a guided tour. The ladies in the mercantile were so sweet... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

At "face value," we found Hubbell Trading Post a great place for a "pit stop" during our drive from Chinle to Window Rock to Winslow. The grounds are not as interesting as the history of what actually happened here after the Long Walk of the Navajo. From some National Historic Site literature: Hubbell supplied merchandise and food to the Navajos... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Our friends from Prescott Arizona had visited the site many years ago and wanted to see if it had changed. Much of the old buildings were still as they were, with a little modernization to accommodate the many visitors. Guided tours are available, but we did our own walking tour lasting about an hour. It was amazing to see the... More 

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were surprised to hear people that work in the trading post speaking Navajo to each other. Somehow we Dutchies thought that language wasn't commonly used anymore. The trading post shop is nice to look at and many items are sold here against reasonable prices. We took the tour through the house and the lady guide has taught us so... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We were so looking forward to visiting this place and although interesting, it wasn't as we thought. I had planned to get a Navajo rug, but I forgot to remortgage the house before I left home... and imagine the excess baggage fee! They are gorgeous. The Trading Post was like a small dairy or supermarket, then you walk through another... More 

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