Pony Express National Museum
On April 3, 1860, at 7:15 pm, a lone rider left on horseback from the gates of one of the nation’s most historic landmarks, the Pikes Peak Stables in St. Joseph, Missouri. Carrying saddlebags filled with our nations hopes and dreams, the riders traveled 2000 miles west to Sacramento, California.
These brave young souls raced against nature's cruel elements and rugged terrain in an attempt to unite a country separated by distance. Today the stables continue to stand as a tribute to the legend and legacy of the Pony Express and its enduring era. Come and experience the many exciting, educational, state-of-the-art exhibits conveying the need, creation, operation and termination of the Pony Express. Whatever your age, you’re sure to be captivated by the stories and images of an era long passed.
Hours of Operation: April 2nd - November 30th
- Monday - Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm
- Sunday, 11 pm to 4 pm
- Closed Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 24, 25, 31, & Jan. 1
New Winter Hours: December 01, 2011 to April 01, 2012
Monday - Saturday: 9 am to: 4 pm
Sunday: 11am - 4pm
- (Hours subject to change without notice)
General Admission: adults $6.00, seniors (60 & Over) $4.00, students (7-18) $3.00 and children (6 & Under) FREE.
914 Penn Street
St. Joseph, MO 64506
Phone: (816) 279-5059