Hollenberg Pony Express Station

Description

This is the only remaining original, unaltered Pony Express relay station left in the United States. Built in 1858 at the crossroads of the Pony Express route and the Oregon-California Trail, this station relayed riders, sold provisions, and provided shelter for weary westward travelers. Today, this Kansas state historic site provides visitors a chance to learn about life during the 1860s, when thousands headed west equipped with plenty of hope and little by way of possessions. Interactive exhibits in the visitor's center include a working telegraph, a development of communications exhibit, and information about the items traded at the station. The site, which has been designated as a national historic landmark, also offers themed tours and traditional skill demonstrations. From March to November, the historic site is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, 1 to 5 PM; from December to February, it's open Friday and Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, 1 to 5 PM. It's located near Hanover, four miles north on K-148 and one mile east on K-243.

Address

2889 23rd Road
Hanover, KS 66508

Lat/Long

39.90024600, -96.84507000
Visit Website
(785) 337-2635

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