Plan Your Visit

open:

april - october 

(other months

by appointment) 

Mondays - Fridays: 9 am - 5 pm 

Saturdays: 9 am - 5 pm 

Sundays: 12 pm - 4 pm 

Visit Us Today:

106 S 8th St    Marysville, KS 66508

admission

Group Rates 

Adults $10 each

 

Kids (6-12) $2 each

 

Kids (5&Under) FREE 

Family $25.00 

Ask about our school group rates: 

fun for all ages

Our Pony Express Barn & Museum has something for everyone. 

Visitors of all ages are invited to relive the Pony Express story and to learn the history of Marshall County. 

 

Visitors have a chance to stamp some mail with our official Pony Express seal and to step inside a replicated stagecoach to get a glimpse into the life of a rider. 

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We have a kids' area with fun opportunities for your children to dress up as the riders, color pictures, pose for silly photos, and get creative with our chalkboard display. 

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Facilities & Accessibility

The museum has public restrooms and a water fountain. 

Most of the exhibits are handicap accessible, with the exception of one section of the barn. 

 

The upper-level exhibits can only be accessed by stairs; however, they can be viewed on a tablet from the ground floor. Please ask a museum employee about accommodations

This system is currently unavailable. Please check with museum staff. 

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Before leaving our museum, be sure to stop by our gift shop. We have a great selection of Pony Express merchandise: post cards, t-shirts, coffee mugs, baseball caps, travel mugs, paper weights, stuffed animals, magnets, and much more! 

You will also find some amazing tatting made by a local artist, Tatting by Liz. 

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In addition to Pony Express merchandise, we offer a great selection of books related to topics such as the Pony Express, the Oregon Trail, the Old West, etc. 

You can stop by today to pick up a signed copy of West Like Lightning by Jim DeFelice, co-author of international sensation American Sniper

 

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Koester House

Museum & Gardens

Built in 1876, Marysville's Charles Koester House is home to original furnishings and 13 beautiful white statues in the gardens. This attractions "claim to fame" is that Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote about the magnificent golden lions and dogs guarding this house's gates.

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Black Squirrels 

Marysville is home to 34 black squirrels, which are displayed all throughout town. These squirrels were designed and painted by local and regional artists.

 

To help you find them all, be sure to pick up a map during your visit at Pony Express Barn & Museum!

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Marshall Co. Museum

& Research Library

In 1979, Marysville county officials deeded the old courthouse to The Marshall County Historical Society. 

This museum is home to 21 display rooms, and the courthouse has storage vaults with cast-iron doors and interior iron shutters. The courtroom is used for weddings, plays, mock trials, and meetings.

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And More! 

Marysville is home to a vibrant art scene that features plays, musicals, art shows, and other events. Visitors enjoy the beautiful outdoors at our picturesque parks and Blue River Rail trail, one of the Top 10 Rail Trails in the Country.

 

During your visit, be sure to take a stroll in our historic downtown to enjoy unique shops and restaurants. 

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