The Pony Express Museum is a transport museum in Saint Joseph, Missouri, documenting the history of the Pony Express, the first fast mail line across the North American continent from the Missouri River to the Pacific coast. The museum is housed in a surviving portion of the Pike's Peak Stables, from which westward-bound Pony Express riders set out on their journey.Planning Saint Joseph trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
The Pony Express Museum is one of the most historically educational museums in the country in respect to the legendary mail service that ran from April, 3, 1860 to October 26, 1861. Between exhibits, a 7-part diorama, maps, an archeological dig and artifacts, the museum has entertained and educated visitors from all over the world. The museum just celebrated the 150th Sesquicentennial of the Pony Express on April 1–3, 2010 which drew over 10,000 people. The museum is located at 914 Penn Street, St. Joseph, Missouri. In 2011, the museum produced a live action documentary titled Days of the Pony Express produced by Jim Conlon with Scout Films. The film was given a favorable review by Wild West Magazine.
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This little museum has a lot of punch for its limited space. There's a good amount of information that's interesting and can lead children to think about a host of other topics, ranging from... more »
I recently visited with friends while we were in town. Great museum filled with historic artifacts & I loved the history about the young men who were the mail riders. Fascinating these brave riders... more »
We were so impressed with this museum! The displays are great and they have so much information posted. We spent 2 hours here and could have taken longer! It was so much better than we had imagined. We were wishing the grandchildren were with us because they would have enjoyed it as well. Lots here for the young and the older patrons.
The Pony Express National Museum is a phenomenal place to visit. It provides a wealth of information about the short lived postal service that is presented in a fun and interactive manner. The self guided tour offers enough historical information to satisfy a history buffs appetite, as well as stunning art, captivating displays all the while maintaining a playful feel that caters to a younger audience. My 3 daughters and I enjoyed it very much. Definitely worth the $6.00 admission.
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