The year is 1920, and the Kendrick family is home for the holidays! You're invited to tour their mansion by electric candlelight as a play with live actors unfolds room by room. See what the family and their staff members might have been doing on a Christmas Eve in their home, known from the start as Trail End.
From its authentically furnished rooms to its finely manicured lawns, Trail End displays an elegantly different aspect of Wyoming's rich and colorful history.
Built in the Flemish Revival style, the 13,748 square foot mansion known as Trail End provides an intriguing glimpse into life during the period 1913 to 1933, primarily as seen through the eyes of the John B. Kendrick family.
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This was a vibrant time when the world was undergoing radical changes in technology and society. The Kendricks participated in most of the seminal events of the era - World War One, the Jazz Age, the Great Depression, Suffrage, and Prohibition.
By utilizing original artifacts from the house and family, exhibits and displays throughout the home examine daily life, entertainment, interior design and changing technology in the early twentieth century.
There's a lot to see on www.trailend.org, so take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us - from tours and special events to history and exhibits. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.
Even better, plan to visit Trail End in person. If you think the website is cool, you ought to see the real thing!
The Trail End State Historic Site is a property of the State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails Division of the Wyoming Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources.
The Trail End Guilds was formed in 1983 as a tax exempt 501(c)3 corporation to support preservation, interpretation and educational efforts at Trail End.
Through support from people just like you, we are able to help the historic site meet and exceed its goal of offering a quality experience to all visitors, both in person and on line.