Pony Express Home Station No 1, Barn & Museum
As you enter this building, you are in the only Home Station on the Pony Express route still remaining on the original site. The 1859 building is built of limestone that was hauled by oxen from south of Marysville. The annex is also built of limestone. Vent holes for horses are still in the building, where antique wagons, a blacksmith shop, and more are displayed.
In the Museum annex you'll find Pony Express memorabilia and a variety of other items. The mezzanine depicts the beginning of the Pony Express to its demise when the telegraph came into existence. See a replica of an original stagecoach, a mochilla, a popcorn wagon and Marysville's first post office. The annual re-ride of the Pony Express is held during the month of June and travels from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, and vice versa the next year. OPEN mid April-October. HOURS: Mon-Sat 9am-4pm and Sun 12pm-4pm. Group tours available by reservation.