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Saint Joseph - Pony Express National Museum

914 Penn Street

About Us:
During the 1950s, a portion of the neglected Pikes Peak Stables in St. Joseph was saved from total extinction and became the Pony Express Museum. M. Karl Goetz and the Goetz Pony Express Foundation, along with aid and support from the Chamber of Commerce, the citizens of St. Joseph, and the St. Joseph Museum, Inc. helped to save this historic structure. After stabilization and renovation of the remaining portion, new exhibits were installed and the stables opened to the public.

In 1993, the museum underwent a further renovation to restore the remaining portion of the stables to its original size. Modern, interactive and educational exhibits were created to depict the need, creation, operation and termination of the famous mail service that lasted from April 1860 to October 1861. Today the museum continues to stand as a tribute to the legend and legacy of the Pony Express and its enduring era.



Saturday, March 10, 2018
We enjoyed our tour. Lots of neat stuff. You could make it a short tour or a long one. A little piece of MO history.

Megan Martin

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
We went with a group of 3 adults and 7 children to Pony Express Museum on Family Day. They had very knowledgeable reenactors that told us stories, facts, and answered all of our questions. Our favorite was touring the one room school house on the grounds! Patee Park is across the street, and on warmer days it would be great to pack a lunch and eat there! The museum had a gift Shoppe, very clean restrooms, a cozy well lit atmosphere, interactive learning areas, and a play area inside for children. Everyone had a blast! We will be frequent visitors!

Emily Dunn

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
Very interactive and family-friendly! We loved it! The video at the beginning was very informative and interesting as well.

Perry Conley

Sunday, March 18, 2018
My wife and I were returning from a dinner theater murder mystery train trip in Baldwin City and chose to visit. Every part was worthwhile.

Mare Blailock

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
Much more then we expected! Loved it! VERY reasonable price too. Fun for the whole family as well as educational. Our Kids are 10 year old boy, 13 year old girl; we all had fun.

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