Home of the only surviving Home Station of the PONY EXPRESS where the riders rested waiting for their next turn carrying the U.S. Mail.

Inside is an interesting museum of period exhibits. Marysville was the jumping off point West for numerous trails; (Oregon Trail, the Mormon Trail,  the route of the Pony Express, the St. Joe Road, the Overland Stage, The Military Road, and the Otoe-Missouria Trail.

In 1851, Francis J. (Frank) Marshall of Weston, Missouri arrived at the bank of the Big Blue River. He came here to establish a trading post and to operate a ferry. (a replica is now close to the river).  On November 11, 1854 Marshall opened the first civilian Post Office in the Territory of Kansas. Marshall lent his name to the county, and Marysville was named to honor his wife Mary.