St. Joseph, Missouri: Pony Express National Museum

Housed in the stables that were the departure point for ponies on the east end of the Pony Express. More a triumph of branding than an efficient communications service, it lasted just over a year.

914 Penn St., St. Joseph, MO
South side of the city. On the south side of Penn St. between S. 9th and S. 10th Sts.
M-Sa 9-5, Su 11-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $6.
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Pony Express National Museum

Great designated play area for little kids. That's in addition to the recently-unearthed hand-dug well, where my kid tried to play Baby Jessica (Just kidding, it's well-secured, but creepy nonetheless) .

[Nikki Miller-Rose, 09/07/2016]

Pony Express National Museum.

Pony Express National Museum

The stables that were the departure point of the first Pony Express ride now provide space for a modern, well-curated museum that chronicles the brief history of the company.

[Jody High, 07/29/2016]

The first pony left in April 1860, the last returned in Oct. 1861. Telegraphed messages traveled faster than ponies.

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In the region:
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, MO - 48 mi.

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