Pony Express National Museum

Description

Housed in refurbished former stables that were once the backbone of Pony Express transportation, the Pony Express National Museum offers visitors a detailed overview of the legendary mail system. View the 60-foot-long, interactive diorama that shows the different trail conditions Pony Express riders endured. The museum also features a recreated relay station, where riders would stop, change horses, and continue on their way. A variety of hands-on exhibits and a gift shop complete your visit, which should last about an hour. The Pony Express National Museum is located at 914 Penn Street in downtown St. Joseph. It's open 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Saturday; 1 PM to 5 PM on Sunday. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for youngsters age 7-18, and free for children age 6 and under. For a perfect picture opportunity, track down the Pony Express Monument. The people of St. Joseph dedicated this larger-than-life bronze statue in 1940 to commemorate the pioneer spirit exhibited by the courage and toughness of Pony Express riders. It's located at 9th and Frederick streets. Go north on 9th off Hwy 36 until you meet Frederick Ave. It comes in diagonally, one block north of Felix St.

Address

914 Penn St
St. Joseph, MO 64503

Lat/Long

39.75616500, -94.84899900
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(816) 279-5059

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