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Address: 12th and Penn Street, Saint Joseph, MO 64503
Phone Number:
+1 816-232-8206

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Checking this off my bucket list

Very detailed and interesting materials. Not only about Jesse but also about his family and the moving of his house.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very quaint and very interesting. Lots to see and learn about. The house tour was very cool. It was really cool to see the historic sites.

Thank Jessi H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very detailed and interesting materials. Not only about Jesse but also about his family and the moving of his house.

Thank Brittney B
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very interesting thought a donation would of been enough but they actually charge you to see 3 rooms!

Thank hvyonne35
Saint Joseph, Missouri, Usa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This small house is outfitted and decorated in the proper historical period décor, with real artifacts and furniture dating back to the 1870's. For those who have not been indoctrinated with western American history, it can be much more interesting. It is not a "Hands Off" exhibit, although the polite visitor will not be handling the exhibit pieces. There is... More 

Thank Steven P
Appleton City, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a very small, 4 room house but with its history you can hardly pass it by. The gentleman at the door was very friendly & knowledgeable & there were several things to look at and read. The furnishings aren't original to the home but there are some Jessie James artifacts. It was interesting to see the bullet hole... More 

Thank rannydef
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

So if you are in St. Joseph you have to stop to see the bullet hole, but that's about it here. There are some other good artifacts here, but this is just a small little stop to learn a little about Jesse James--or at least how he died.

Thank cvon27
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was fun. Small but interesting. The gentleman at the front was very friendly and willing to answer questions. It's not a huge site for hours to spend there, but it is well worth a visit.

Thank AniKinTN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Great piece if history. Loved seeing the house. It's conveniently located and and a good piece of history.

Thank twinmom40
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We decided on spur of the moment to go. It was very interesting. Worker was very knowledgeable. History buffs should definitely stop here! Many real life artifacts.

Thank bob2488
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I made a trip out to western Missouri to visit sites associated with the James gang and this museum was a must-see for me. Lots of interesting things to see and read, plus the odd feeling of standing in the exact room where Jesse was killed in 1882. I would recommend reading up on the story of Jesse James beforehand... More 


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