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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.


annette stevenson

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Wonderful little museum, rich with the short 18 month history of the pony express. Lots of interactive things for children! Spent about 1 1/2 hours there. Loved it! We asked gift shop attendant for places to eat in St.Joe and she gave us $5 coupon for a delicious restaurant with homemade everything!

Kevin Bartholomew

Thursday, June 21, 2018
A great museum that tells the brief and storied history of the Pony Express. It's a really interesting moment in history and a good way to spend a couple of hours.

Carl Johnson

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Enjoyed the museum. just down the block from the Patee House Museum. Interesting exhibits, to teach about the Pony Express.

Eugene Weber

Sunday, July 1, 2018
This museum is fill with artifacts and interesting displays related to the pony express. Well worth the time spent.

JoAnn Wenners

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Had a good time. Small place but very informative. For those who love history

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