Awards and Recognition

2019 LUXlife Magazine's Family & Visitor Attraction Awards - “Best Historical Learning Experience in Missouri”

2019 True West Magazine - Ranked the Pony Express in the top 10 for museums in the country.


2019 Country Living Magazine's, announced Pony Express PumpkinFest as one of the country’s top fall festivals featured on their website. 


2019 Missouri Highway 36 “Travel the Way of American Genius!”, published every two years, showcased The Pony Express in their “Genius Spotlight” section. 


2019 American Countryside radio program - St. Joseph filming special, highlighted the Pony Express.


2020 True West Magazine - Ranked the Pony Express as #4 for top western museums in the country.

2020 TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Winner - In the top 10% of attractions worldwide.

Hours of Operation

Regular Business Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 11am to 4pm


Winter Business Hours
(November 1 thru March 1)
Monday - Saturday: 9am to 4pm
Sunday: 11am to 4pm


Admission Rates

Seniors (65 and over)
Students (7-17)
Children (4-6)
Children (under 4)

Member and Patrons

Tour group price available
Community Rooms available for rent



Contact Us

Cindy Daffron, Executive Director


914 Penn Street

St. Joseph, MO 64503

Phone: 816-279-5059 or 800-530-5930 
Fax: 816-233-9370