Historic Sites

Mormon Handcart Historic Site

Experience a handcart trek much like the one pioneers endured over 150 years ago. Visit the Mormon Handcart Visitors' Center at Martin's Cove and view exhibits recording the tragic circumstances of two handcart companies. Leaving late in the summer, they experienced bad weather, exposure, and death (for many) in order to unite with the main body of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Salt Lake Valley.

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    Martin's Cove, 47600 West Hwy 220
    Alcova, WY 82620



    Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. During winter months, the visitors’ center closes at 4:00 p.m.

    For trail information call the site directly.

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