Built in 1856, the Alexander Majors House is perhaps most famous for Alexander Majors’ ventures with the Pony Express and creating a commercial portal for the westward expansion of the United States. The Museum also offers a working blacksmith shop and original wagons.
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Built in 1856, the Alexander Majors House is a unique Kansas City landmark literally built on the state line. The house served as the base of operations on the Santa Fe Trail for Russell, Majors and Waddell, a pioneer western transportation company. In 1860 it founded the famous Pony Express which provided a national and international mail service.
Today, guided tours take you through the period accurate house, where you will experience the daily life of a prominent Kansas City family. You can also visit the gift shop, blacksmith shop, and view authentic 1850s Conestoga wagons.
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