The Pony Express Museum is the only homestead that is still standing in its original location. The Pony Express was only in operation for 18 months. The riders had to ride for about 75 to 100 miles before a new rider would take over. They changed horses every 12 to 15 miles. The stone building in Marysville was built by Joseph Cottrell in 1859. The telegraph was invented in 1860, which put an end to the Pony Express because it was too expensive. The museum is located in the original stone building and in the museum annex which was built in 1991. The Stone barn contains harnesses, equipment, horse and oxen drawn vehicles and farming tools. The modern building holds railroad related items, original pieces of art work and other artifacts from the 19th Century.
We encourage you to visit the Pony Express Museum. It is located at 106 South 8th Street, Marysville, KS 66508. It is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. It is only open April through October. For more information contact the museum at 785-562-3825.