On April 3, 1860, a lone rider left the Pikes Peak Stables in St. Joseph, Missouri. Carrying saddlebags filled with mail, riders traveled 2000 miles to Sacramento, California, racing against nature’s elements and rugged terrain. A portion of the neglected Pikes Peak Stables was saved from total extinction in the 1950s, becoming the Pony Express Museum. The museum underwent a further renovation in 1993 which restored the remaining portion, thereby bringing the stables back to their original size.
At the Pony Express National Museum you can experience state-of-the-art exhibits which convey the need, creation, operation and termination of the historical Pony Express.
914 Penn Street
Saint Joseph, MO 64503
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Pony Express National Museum