Homesteading Era Scavenger Hunt for Young Learners and Their Families
Homesteading began here in 1887. Most of the homesteaders were Hispano families from the Española Valley. Homesteading stopped here abruptly when the U.S. government seized the plateau for the Manhattan Project.

You can complete this scavenger hunt in any order. Look for outdoor signs to help you find information to help with the hunt.

Discuss the questions with your child, and tick the checkboxes as you go. We'd love to see what you come up with for the two photo challenges! Share your photos online with #LosAlamosHistory.

This scavenger hunt is designed for young learners and their families. You can find the version for teens and adults at

The scavenger hunt will take you to the Romero Cabin, the Hopper Chimney, and the lawn of Fuller Lodge.

One of the photo challenges will also take you to one of the stops on the Los Alamos Homestead Driving Tour—your choice! You can find the Homestead Driving Tour here: There will be a link to the map when you get to the photo challenge, too.
Before you head out, talk about this: What would be different if you lived during homesteading times? What would be the same?
Your first stop is the Romero Cabin!
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