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Jesse James Home Museum

12th and Penn Street, Saint Joseph, MO 64503
+1 816-232-8206
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Reminder of history gone by!

This is a reminder of life during the late 1800's where railroad robberies were a major issue and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter V
Apia, Samoa
favorite place to visit

I'm a huge jesse james fan i loved this place i felt like he was right there with me the gentleman... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robin W
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12th and Penn Street, Saint Joseph, MO 64503
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a reminder of life during the late 1800's where railroad robberies were a major issue and criminals rule the west. It is interesting to learn about America's most famous criminal.

Thank Peter V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a huge jesse james fan i loved this place i felt like he was right there with me the gentleman running it was very friendly and so helpful gave lots of history and information

Thank Robin W
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

This is some cool history to see if you are coming through town and just want to seeing something fast. It does cost money to see. The place is super super old it’s almost scary to walk on the floor it feels like you will...More

Thank Veronica M
Reviewed 11 November 2017

I was surprised at how small the Jesse James home was. It was interesting to see the displayed items of the time period.

Thank katwok
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Granted there isn't much to see here but there is enough to attract a true Jesse James fan. He didn't stick around in one place for long and anything he touched is valuable. For a museum that relies on gifts and donations there are limited...More

Thank Samuel-Tracy S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

we didn't have enough time to tour the inside, but was happy to have stopped to read the markers and take a picture

Thank rtwilson1
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Little house next to the Patee House Museum. Few rooms where he lived a short time with his family and where he was shot so you can see the bullet whole in the wall. That's it. Not worth paying entry fee.

Thank eva1500
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Hey if you see the Patee House Museum - you have to see Jesse James Museum - it is just out the backdoor of the Patee Museum! I liked this place, only because I am a Midwest person and Jesse James is in our culture!...More

1  Thank Tedanne C
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Being such a small place, the Jesse James museum, just a couple of rooms, was very crowded. It wasn't overpriced, but I think they could have done with a separate exhibition area to give additional information about Jesse James and his life and times.

1  Thank EzzyA
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The house is small but it was interesting to see considering its history. Admission is charged. It's a quick addition to see this when visiting the museum next to it. Would be nice to include both in the admission price.

Thank europewithKellynRyan
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Patty L
19 January 2015|
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Hours of Operation: January through March Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April through October Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.