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Patee House Museum

Address: 1202 Penn Street, Saint Joseph, MO 64503
Phone Number: 816-232-8206
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Ranked #1 of 28 Attractions in Saint Joseph
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

What a great place to learn! Plan on spending some time, because there is so very much to see. The exhibits are well laid out and cover a wide variety of life in the latter half of the 19th century and some early 20th century. By far worth the price of admission. And going to the Jesse James house in... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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66 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

So much to see in this historical gem. The building is fascinating. The displays are full of information. Be sure to take enough time to see it all...do NOT rush through, you'll miss something wonderful. And be sure to pay the extra to see the Jesse James house, too. It was really interesting. The gentleman selling tickets was a treasure... More 

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Webster City, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Honestly I wasn't holding much hope for this little Museum. Boy was I wrong! There are so many different rooms that each have a different theme I would call them. All the history that I read about and the illustrations about all the individuals of that time, I spent a good hour in just one room reading about everyone. The... More 

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Maryville, Missouri, United States
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Where can you walk a street, visit a saloon beside a train and never leave the building? Great interaction to do.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

No guided tour during our Saturday visit. Informative rich collection of an old western town. But the town of Saint Joseph has died and the Patee house's lively spirit has faded away with it. Won't visit it again, although it fed my enough this time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

I don't know how this place is still in business. Gary Chilcote is the owner of this unorganized and crumbling museum,and he does whatever he can to get visitors to leave as soon as possible. The building itself is disgusting, as there have been several instances of mouse droppings, large cockroaches, and even bats. This is especially unacceptable from a... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This was a fascinating tour and well worth the nominal fee. A beautiful piece of history. Lots of local history. We could have easily spent 3-4 hours there.

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Oakley, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I was born in St. Joe so the Patee House Museum is a special place to me. Filled with interesting artifacts including St. Joseph memorabilia, art, Pony Express, steam locomotive, merry go round and more. A very nice place to visit when in the Kansas City/St. Joseph Missouri area. Go Chiefs!!

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Alma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It was a unexpected surprise and much more interesting that I expected. If you love discovering the history of the area you are visiting you will like it.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Patee House Museum is a must see if visiting Saint Joseph, Mo. Take your time going through the many floors which capture the history of the Pony Express and Saint Joseph. The displays are carefully laid out so can capture the moment of time and relive the days of old. You will enjoy this museum and you will tell... More 

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