The Hubbell Trading Post in Ganado (approx 40 miles south of Chinle), Arizona is the oldest continuously operating trading post on the Navajo Nation, a place where Navajo and settlers came to trade. Step back in time and experience this original 160 acre homestead, including the trading post, family home and visitor center with weaving demonstrations. Anybody with an interest in Western American and Navajo history is really going to enjoy their visit to the trading post. If you want to gain a true sense of life in the time of the wild west this is a must see attraction.
From the exterior all the buildings (aside from occasional signs of modernity) really look the part of a rustic and authentic wild west, but when you walk through the doors of each building this is when you feel truly immersed in the time period. If you plan on bringing your kids but you are worried they may not share your level of enthusiasm, fear not, there’s plenty of live stock at the trading post that will grab their attention.
The site is very much focused on Navajo culture and history and you will learn a wealth of information on your trip and guided tours are available on request. If you arrive and the visitor center is closed it’s because the park ranger is busy giving a guided tour. Visitors are free to roam around and view livestock and the trading post, to get quick peek of the inside of all the houses you will need to take the guided tour.
Access to the trading post and the guided tour are completely free of charge and there are no parking charges. The trading post regularly holds special auctions featuring rugs and Navajo works of art. Please show your support by giving your custom when visiting the trading site.
Opening hours vary depending on the season. From April until October it is open from 8:00 until 18:00. From October to April 8:00 until 17:00 daily.