Associated Sites

Here are a few links related to Anza’s legacy.

The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.  The National Park Service site for the Anza Trail.

Anza Historic Trail, supported by the Anza Trail Foundation, features an online map that takes you along the Anza Trail historic corridor, and features campsite locations and points you to recreational re-tracement trail.

Tumacácori National Historical Park, a National Park Unit, is an important historic site along the Anza Trail.

The Presidio at Tubac, an Arizona State Park is where the full Anza Expedition commenced on October 23, 1775.

Mission 2000, is a searchable database of Spanish Colonial Mission Records in the Southwest.  Managed by Tumacácori NHP, it’s an outstanding online resource.

Mission San Javier del Bac, also known as the White Dove of the Desert is a significant site along the Anza Trail.  The mission did not look as it does today when the Anza Expedition passed through.

The Presidio of Tucson, a re-creation of the Tucson Presidio.  The site offers excellent programs for the public and schools.

The Southern Trails Chapter of the Oregon-California Trails Association covers a lot of the same geographic area as the Anza Trail.  If you love historic trails, you’ll be impressed by the work of this organization.

La Puerta Foundation at Cary Ranch is located near the Anza Historic corridor.  It’s a privately owned 160+ acre ranch in rural Anza, Riverside County, California.

The Palace of the Governors, is a New Mexico History Museum located on the Plaza in Santa Fe New Mexico.  It hosts a wonderful collection of Spanish Colonial artifacts and exhibits.  Anza became Governor of the Province of Nuevo México in 1777, after leading the successful settlement of San Francisco in Alta California.

El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park is managed by the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation.  Locate in Santa Barbara, California, it’s an excellent location to experience and learn about early California.

Juan Bautista de Anza tried to gain control of the area known as Coronado’s Chichiticale, in 1721.  The 250 acre site is located east of the Dragoon Mountains.

Moraga History.  The Moraga family, descendents of Anza’s second in command, Jose Juaquin Moraga share their well researched family history.