Patee House Museum and Jesse James House


Patee House is the only original Pony Express building left in St. Joseph. Built as an elegant 140-room hotel back in 1858 to serve the ever-expanding west, this National Historic Landmark is today remembered largely for its role as headquarters of the Pony Express. The museum houses the restored office of Pony Express founders Russell, Majors & Waddell, as well as the locomotive engine of the Hannibal-St. Joseph Railroad, which was used to transport mail across northern Missouri from Hannibal to St. Joseph and the popular post-carrying "ponies." A variety of other attractions include a western art collection, saloon, transportation gallery, ice cream parlor, and an all-inclusive gift shop showcasing unique souvenirs that focus on the Pony Express and Jesse James (who was killed in the house next door). The Pony Express Rerun is held each June. The museum is open daily from April through October; the rest of the year, it's open only weekends as weather permits. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 students, and free for children under six with family.


1202 Penn St
St. Joseph, MO 64502


39.75616500, -94.84531400
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(816) 232-8206

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