Patee House Museum

The mission of the Pony Express Historical Association is to interpret the early history and development of St. Joseph, from the days of the Pony Express and Jesse James to the 1920s, using authentic artifacts in the buildings where these events actually occurred.

Patee House Museum

The luxury hotel was built in 1858 by John Patee. It served as the headquarters for the Pony Express as well as the Provost Marshal’s office for the Union Army during the Civil War. In 1965, it was designated as a National Historic Landmark.


  • Adults – $8
  • Seniors (60+) – $7
  • Students (6-17) – $5
  • 5 and Under – Free

Groups of 20+ touring Patee House and the Jesse James Home receive a group rate. Contact us for details!