Hanover is home to the Hollenberg Pony Express Station, a state historical site located on Hwy 220, 5 miles north of US Hwy 36, in Washington County. The Station is the only unaltered Pony Express Station still on its original site. A 10′ by 2′ brick relief sculpture with a Pony Express rider galloping toward the station stands at the intersection of US 36 and KS 148. The sculpture was carved by Ina Fike of rural Washington County in the green clay bricks before firing at Endicott Clay in Endicott, NE.
St. John’s Catholic Church was built of limestone in 1868. Located at 114 South Church Street. This impressive architectural church is open daily to the public. The enormous pipe organ is in its original condition and is still used today. The adjourning St. John’s parochial school for grades 1-8 is adjacent to the church, as well as the rectory.
Dining options include Ricky’s Café, Snappers, Pony Express Café and Turn 4 Bar & Grill. The Annual Days of 49 include parades and a carnival and is held in late June.