Make Your Own Mark on the Lasting Legend of the Pony Express with Membership

We can all take pride in the heroic and faithful riders who persevered during hardship and were determined to do their very best. There are lessons to learn inside these walls that impact all our lives, and remind us to dream big and live with courage.

Membership is about memories for a lifetime:
You may have first visited our museum as a child during a school field trip or with family as you held your parent’s hand and passed by the motion-sensitive diorama that made your eyes widen when the room dimmed, and thunder and lightning appeared right in front of you. Or, perhaps you’ve never passed through the Museum but have enjoyed a lifelong curiosity and appreciation for the spirit of the Pony Express riders. We invite you to carry this legacy on with your family by becoming members of the Pony Express National Museum.

With each free trip to the museum with membership, you can share the real stories of these men with your family, re-tell your favorites and pick up new pieces of stories you may have missed before. Our museum is family-friendly with multiple exhibits that are hands-on and interactive for both young and young-at-heart.

St. Joseph is heir to the rich history and legacy of the Pony Express, but it’s a story that inspires all of us, wherever we live. When you help us preserve and share this legacy, you’re helping make sure the story is alive for generations to come. Membership also makes a great gift!

Benefits of Membership to the Pony Express National Museum Include:

  • Free admission to the museum all year
  • A 10% discount in the museum gift shop, including mail orders
  • A subscription to the museum newsletter
  • Exclusive invitations to special “membership only” events
  • The experience of knowing that you and your family are truly preserving one of the great stories of the American west for generations to come.

Membership Levels:

  • Individual – $40
  • Family – $65
  • Trader – $100
  • Scout – $250
  • Trailblazer – $500
  • Rider – $1,000
  • Stationkeeper – $2,500
  • Founder – $5,000

Here is a copy of the front cover from our Pony Trails Newsletter. Become a member now and receive our quarterly newsletter by mail. We sincerely look forward to your family joining “our family” and sharing the legend, stories and excitement for years to come.



Hours of Operation

Winter Business Hours
Monday - Saturday 9:00 to 4:00
Sunday remains the same at 11:00 - 4:00
Winter business hours effective December 1 through March 1

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