Pony Express National Historic Trail Resources

 

Contact Information:

National Trails System Office - SLC
324 South State Street, Suite 200, PO Box 45155
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0155 
(801) 741-1012

Additional Information:
Official Park Page
Links & Other Resources

Need a place to stay?
California Lodging

Books:
The Traveler's Guide to the Pony Express Trail
The Pony Express: A Photographic History
They're Off! : The Story of the Pony Express
The Saga of the Pony Express


Pony Express National Historic TrailHistoric Sites and Organizations:

National Pony Express Association - Today the spirit and memory of the Pony Express is kept alive by the National Pony Express Association, an all-volunteer, non-profit historical organization for the purpose of identifying, reestablishing and marking the original pony express trail through the eight states it served: California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri.
P.O. Box 236
Pollock Pines, CA 95726

Hollenberg Station State Historic Site is located on K-243 near Hanover, Kansas. In addition to living quarters for the Hollenberg family, the building served as a neighborhood grocery store, a tavern, and an unofficial post-office. Emigrants were able to obtain provisions at the ranch. Three years later, it became a Pony Express home station and later a stage station.
(785) 337-2635

Rock Creek Station State Historic Park was a road ranch which catered to stages, freight lines and emigrant traffic on the Oregon Trail. It was used as a stage station and swing station on the Pony Express. It offers an interpretive center, picnic and playground areas, hiking and nature trails and Oregon Trail ruts and modern campground:
Rock Creek Station State Historic Park
57425 710 Road
Fairbury, NE 68352
(402) 729-5777

Fort Kearny State Historic Park was the first military post along the Oregon Trail. There was a Pony Express Station in the vicinity of the fort. It has a museum, outdoor exhibits and bookstore: 
Fort Kearny State Historical Park
Route 4
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 234-9513

 

Private Museums and Cooperating Organizations:

Pony Express National Memorial - Pony Express National Memorial was the starting point for the Pony Express route. It has a museum, and it can provide information on the total trail, books, brochures, a list of stations and rider and a driving route close to the trail.
914 Penn St.
St. Joseph, MO 64502
(816) 279- 5059

Patee House Museum - Patee House Museum has reconstructed offices of Russell, Majors and Waddell. It can provide the location of each station, information on the trail, museum store, books and videos.
1202 Penn St
St. Joseph, MO 64502
(816) 232-8206

Marysville Pony Express Barn - Marysville Pony Express Barn has a museum-Pony Express Home Station #1. It is a small research library specializing in Pony Express history.
106 S. 8th
Marysville, KS 66508
(913) 562-3825

Fort Sedgewick Depot Museum - Fort Sedgewick Depot Museum was the site of a pony express station and Fort Sedgewick, which has exhibits and information on the Pony Express and South Platte River Trail.
P.O. Box 69
Julesburg, CO 80737
(303) 474-2264