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Pony Express Museum, Saint Joseph

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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.

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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  • We had a guided tour by a lady in costume and she was excellent. She made it come alive. Enjoyed the maps, murals, and wagon. Recommend. 
    We had a guided tour by a lady in costume and she was excellent. She made it come alive. Enjoyed the maps, murals, and wagon. Recommend.  more »
  • Most of the younger crowd won’t even know what the pony express is or was….You can tell them it was the FedEx of the day. The museum does a good job documenting the history of the brief life of the.....  more
    Most of the younger crowd won’t even know what the pony express is or was….You can tell them it was the FedEx of the day. The museum does a good job documenting the history of the brief life of the.....  more »
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  • Beautifully crafted exhibits, friendly educated volunteers and historically significant details. Only missing Pony Express riders' names. One was my great great grandfather, who did 50 runs for the Pony Express before the telegraph was completely in place. They are trying to research those missing riders now. I am happy to help them! Tell them if you know anyone who also rode for this historic institution. The staff is grateful for your input.
  • Great museum!!!

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