The Santa Fe Trail Association is composed of people of all ages and walks of life who are bound together by an interest in the fascinating saga of the Trail, and an interest in preserving its many physical traces and landmarks that still exist upon the face of the American West. While many of them live in the immediate vicinity of the Trail, the SFTA is proud to claim members from all over the United States.
In 1821, the Santa Fe Trail became America's first great international commercial highway, and for nearly sixty years thereafter was one of the nation's great routes of adventure and western expansion. Mindful of this, the Santa Fe Trail Association (SFTA), a non-profit association with a 501 (c)(3) status, was created in 1986 to help protect and preserve it. The U.S. Congress likewise recognized the significance of the Trail to American history by proclaiming it a National Historic Trail in 1987.
Junior Wagon Master
Become a Junior Wagon Master for the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. Earn a colorful patch by completing an activity booklet for students of all ages while visiting the Trail!
April 12-14, 2024 Thursday evening, April 11, 2024 — 6:00 p.m. Carpool to Carriage Crossing Restaurant, Yoder, KS ...April 12, 2024 - April 14, 2024
Taste of the Santa Fe Trail with Chris Day and Janet Armstead! Retrace the path of the famous Santa Fe Trail with this j...May 23, 2024 @ 8:00 am - June 3, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
SFTA Board of Directors meeting will be in conjunction of Rendezvous. Date and Location to Remember: September 19-21 a...September 19, 2024 - September 21, 2024
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