History & Culture

Zuni Dancer in colorful outfit with large feather headdress
Member of Zuni dance troupe performing at the park

NPS/Hallie Larsen


More than 13,000 years of human history and culture are represented at Petrified Forest National Park. From prehistoric peoples to the Civilian Conservation Corps, from early explorers to Route 66 motorists, the park has many stories to tell.

Meet People that lived and worked in the Petrified Forest.

Explore Places important to park history.

See some of the objects preserved in the National Park Service Museum Collections

Be sure to check out some of the albums at the park's Flickr account.

Other National Park Service History & Culture websites:

Discover History
Archeology Program
Antiquities Act

Archeology for Kids


Last updated: January 8, 2023

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Petrified Forest National Park
P.O. Box 2217

Petrified Forest, AZ 86028-2217


928 524-6228

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