GANADO – Opening the door to the Hubbell Trading Post is like opening a door into the past. With the sound of the creaky floors and exquisite Navajo rugs hung along the wall, it truly feels like you’re stepping back in time. You may also find women weaving those rugs, so beautiful they are considered art. And don’t forget to look up, as you will see woven baskets covering the ceiling.
The Hubbell Trading Post opened in 1878, and it’s the oldest operating trading post on the Navajo Nation.
The National Parks Service purchased the trading post in 1967. It continues to be active today, operated by the non-profit organization Western National Parks Association, which maintains the original trading traditions the Hubbell family established.
Visit the National Park Service for directions, fees and hours.