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.


Open for season April 11.

Saturdays & Sundays: Tours leave on the hour at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

Adult $8
Age 60+ $6
Age 5-12 $5
Under age 5 - free

Contact Information

8201 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone: 816-444-1858

Location Type

Living History
Historic Home
National Register of Historic Places

Site Info

AC / Heating
Group Tours

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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