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

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Actual house of Jesse James

House where Jesse James lived and was killed by the coward Robert Ford. Has exhibit with replica of James' skull illustrating bullet entries which captivated the group.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Baldwin City, Kansas
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Baldwin City, Kansas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

House where Jesse James lived and was killed by the coward Robert Ford. Has exhibit with replica of James' skull illustrating bullet entries which captivated the group.

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Webb City, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went here because we love old west history. We were not disappointed. It is awesome to think you can stand right where Jesse James died. Maybe a little creepy! The gentleman that takes your admission fee is full of Jesse knowledge. He is very informative and a pleasure to talk to. Admission was very reasonable.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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215 reviews 215 reviews
69 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The history in this little house is just amazing. It is full of really great information about Jesse James and his life. It should be seen by anyone interested in history.

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Webster City, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I'm interested in the history of Jesse James so this was a had to stop for me. While I'm glad I went, I wouldn't go again. This can be said of many places I've visited, and I'm not saying you shouldn't go there once. It's a four room house (because that's what they lived in back then), left in the... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This was interesting. Small 4-room house and didn't take long, but the entrance fee was quite reasonable. The gentleman who took the money was informed and shared stories. There is a recording that is played when you walk into the living room of the home that describes Jesse James' death. We enjoyed it.

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Buffalo, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Small, remember, it's just his house and where his life ended-good for 15 minutes. The personal attendant is part of the experience and knows the complete history and the gritty details.

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

It was interesting to see the home of Jesse James, however the staff was very unfriendly and not very eager to provide any information. They play an audio tape that loops over and over and thats about it. Couldn't even get a smile out of the young girl behind the counter.. Personally I think a quick picture of the exterior... More 

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Northfield
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Small little house packed with stuff to read about the James family. Highlight was to see the actual bullet hole in the wall from when Jesse was killed. Although the lady at the front was friendly, I would of liked her input more on the exhibits. She did play a short audio clip for us with information about the house.... More 

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Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Small house, but has a lot to offer. See the picture that Jesse was straightening as he was shot. Bullet hole in the wall and period furniture on display

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

As others have said, you are greeted by an unenthusiastic teenager at the door that does nothing more than take your money. I would much rather have had someone from the historical society, or at lease someone that has some form of interest in Jesse James or his family. This girl never even cracked a smile, and only stopped texting... More 

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