B.F. Hastings Building
B.F. Hastings Building - Old Sacramento, California
The Pony Express route follows J Street, passing through the city of Sacramento, heading directly to the B. F. Hastings Building, which was the western terminus for the Pony Express during most of its existence. Express mail bound for San Francisco usually reached its destination on the ferry Antelope.
Old Sacramento includes two Pony Express historic sites-the B.F. Hastings Building and a Pony Express statue. Other points of interest are found along the urban corridor, which is well marked.B.F. Hastings Building
Corner of 2nd & J Streets
Sacramento CA 95814
Did You Know?
To carry the U.S. Mail across 1800 miles of wilderness, Pony Express riders changed horses about every 12-15 miles. At each station, the rider would quickly take the mochila with mail pouches from his saddle and throw it onto the saddle of the fresh horse - and off he went. More...