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Address: Highway 264, Ganado, AZ 86505
Phone Number: +1 928-755-3475
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 November 1, 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 October 27, 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 October 20, 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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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This trading post is just a short drive off the main road to Canyon de Chelles and well worth it. We walked around the buildings and stopped inside the post and bought a couple of books about the local history and checked out the huge selection of Navajo rugs. The museum has a great display of the history of this... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

As one other reviewer said, you gotta want to go there. It's pretty hidden. We drove by on the way to Canyon de Chelly. Great visit. The Visitors Center has a great history of both the Navajo and the Trading Post. It really made me ashamed at how we treated the Native Americans. The Trading Post is a blend of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Hubbell Trading Post has been on our must go list for years. How lucky we were to finally see this important part of AZ history. The Visitor's Center was informative, volunteer guide a pleasant, knowledgeable person. The Hubbell home was closed for renovations but a virtual tour display allowed us to glimpse some of the wonderful blankets and antique furniture... More 

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Given National Historic Site status in the 1960's after the NPS acquired from the Hubbell family it was managed by Bill Malone who was subsequently arrested and had his personal collection of Indian art confiscated, eventually returned and he was exonerated. It has left the trading post as a pale impression of what it once was the interface between Navajos... More 

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Belton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

This is very well preserved active trading post that was built in the late 1800's. We visited late in the afternoon and were very impressed with the history surrounding this great place. Entrance is free and there is ample parking. There is a visitor center manage by a Park Ranger and a volunteer that were very informative. There is a... More 

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Holladay, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

This is a great place to stop and stretch your legs and use the restroom. They have several buildings including a stable that you can roam through and also have a small store with souvenirs and old west items including authentic Indian Rugs. There is so much history here. If you hit it just right with timing you might be... More 

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