From its authentically furnished early 20th century mansion to its finely manicured lawns, Trail End displays an elegantly different aspect of Wyoming's rich and colorful history. Finished in 1913, the Kendrick Mansion - the only known example of Flemish Revival architecture in the Rocky Mountain West - was the home of Texas-born cattle baron, governor and U. S. Senator John B. Kendrick.
Three generations of the Kendrick family lived at Trail End until it was sold to the Sheridan County Historical Society in 1968. The society in turn presented the property to the State of Wyoming in 1982, at which point it became a historic house museum.
Features include original furnishings (over ninety percent of what you see is original to the house or the family), topical exhibits (everything from The Dawn of Electricity to The Jazz Age), annual Junior Curator exhibits, and ranching displays.
Also located on the four acres of groomed grounds is the Carriage House. Finished in 1910, the Carriage House served as a home to the Kendrick family while they awaited the completion of the main house. The two-story structure - also featuring Flemish Revival architecture - is now the Carriage House Theatre, home to the award-winning Sheridan Civic Theater Guild.
FROM INTERSTATE 90: Take exit 23 (Fifth Street); head west on Fifth (towards town); as you go up the hill (after the railroad tracks, two stop lights and a bridge), turn left onto Clarendon Avenue and continue to junction with Victoria Street (Clarendon dead-ends at the Trail End entrance).
Parking is available on Victoria, Delphi and Clarendon streets. Handicapped parking is available on site, between the Carriage House and the Kendrick Mansion.