The Legend Begins

In this eight-minute family-friendly video, eleven-year-old Drake becomes fascinated with his town’s preparations for the Pony Express 1860. Through his exploration viewers meet the first rider, Johnny Fry, Pony Express founder Alexander Majors and other real-life men who made it possible for the Pony Express to become legendary.

View the trailer and learn more about the Pony Express national historic site and trail.

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