Homesteading Era Scavenger Hunt for Teens and Adults
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.

Tick the checkboxes for each question 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 teens and adults. You can find the version for young learners and their families at 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, consider this: How was homesteading on the Pajarito Plateau different from homesteading in other places?
Your first stop is the Romero Cabin!
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