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Jesse James Home Museum

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

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Small, but interesting

$4 - very small home, but still lots of history with interesting information. Takes about 30 minutes or less to get through.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amanda E
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colorado springs
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Want to visit but no restroom The rest room is way over in Pony express and you have to purchase ticket to use restroom.

Thank kfleming55
Yellville, Arkansas
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since their houses were smaller back then we knew it would be a tight fit, but I wish they wouldn't allow so many people in there at once. There are still blood stains on the floor from Jesse James and original artifacts too! Well worth the extra and it is right outside the Patee House Museum.

Thank Superchic08
McKinney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although not in its original location, this is the home where Jesse James was murdered by one of his gang members as they were planning another bank robbery. Jesse was standing on a chair adjusting a needlepoint hanging when he was shot from the back. You can see the location of the bullet hole that came through and was allegedly... More 

Thank DDay1959
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very detailed where he lived his last 100 days of his life. Very informative that this was really him, by using DNA evidence when it came available.

Thank Jay W
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

$4 - very small home, but still lots of history with interesting information. Takes about 30 minutes or less to get through.

Thank Amanda E
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We found ourselves in the area and walked over after the Pony Express Museum. It was a tiny (basically) three-room museum but it was interesting to see the house and some artificers. The staff member shared some interesting lore that was mentioned in the displays, but we may have missed it if it weren't for her comments. Very good museum... More 

Thank TrippinWFam
Miami, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This museum was just ok. I mean it's worth the trip if your in town but not so much worth driving out of your way for. Staff was friendly and the played a little audio to describe what went down. This house has. Even moved onsite from its original place, which we visited before. I think it would have been... More 

Thank tgray67
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed seeing this house as a piece of St. Joe history. The man working at the museum was knowledgeable and we enjoyed chatting with him. There's also an audio recording overhead which is helpful and informative.

Thank Rachel L
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017 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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Reviewed 13 February 2017 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

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