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Hubbell Trading Post

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Address: Highway 264, Ganado, AZ 86505
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+1 928-755-3475
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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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Fascinating site

Unfortunately it was snowing the day we came here, so we had to cut short our tour of the trading post. But we had time to see the exhibits in the visitor's center and get a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Philip B
Alpharetta, Georgia
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately it was snowing the day we came here, so we had to cut short our tour of the trading post. But we had time to see the exhibits in the visitor's center and get a house tour. The tour was very interesting and we learned a lot. This is a nice slice of history that we wouldn't have known... More 

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Kari C, operations manager at Hubbell Trading Post, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully, you'll have an opportunity to return and spend more time! More 

Mexico City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were driving from Canyon de Chelly to Petrified Forest and we planned a quick stop to see the trading post. But it was a very good surprise. This place is wonderful, interesting and with good products to shop. A stop is must while going by.

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Kari C, operations manager at Hubbell Trading Post, responded to this review

I'm happy you were able to visit and that you had a good time here. Hope to see you again! More 

Porter Ranch
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on the way from Canyon de Chelly to the Painted Desert just for the shopping. But didn't buy anything, as the jewelry at de Chelly viewpoints were more our price point. The really interesting thing was learning the history of the post and Hubbell/ his daughter in law and getting a demo of weaving. One of our group... More 

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Kari C, operations manager at Hubbell Trading Post, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip! Sorry you missed out on the house tour. Many don't realize we have an entire homestead to explore here. Maybe next time... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We knew that the trading post closed at five so thought that we were okay with arriving at 4.15. However, we had forgotten that Navajo time is different to Arizona time so the actual time was 5.15 and we found that everywhere was closed. We were able to have a quick look at the exterior, which is rather basic, and... More 

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Kari C, Operations Manager at Hubbell Trading Post, responded to this review

So sorry you missed us! I hope you can make it back again some time. The insides are definitely more interesting than the outsides :=) More 

Lehi, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We drove S from Moab on March 16, 2016 and the scenery alone was worth the trip. The trading post itself is described as the oldest, continuously operating trading post in the United States.....that really grabbed my attention. The museum and grounds were interesting but the allure was really the store itself. Horse tack hanging from the ceiling, squeaky and... More 

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 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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Reviewed 6 March 2017 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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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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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