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Jesse James Home Museum

Address: 12th and Penn Street, Saint Joseph, MO 64503
Phone Number: 816-232-8206
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Ranked #13 of 25 Attractions in Saint Joseph
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Farms, Horse Tracks, Specialty Museums, Museums
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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16 reviews 16 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I liked the history lesson but the house is very small and there really isn't all that much of a story to tell. It does do a good job of dispelling some myths about Jesse James and is to be commended for not over glamorizing his life.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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208 reviews 208 reviews
123 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Although relocated several times, this is the house Jesse James was shot. Conveniently adjacent to the Patee House. Stand in the parlor where he was shot. Read the information about the event. The adjoining room has all the details for the exhumation of his remains for DNA testing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've wanted to go to his house! As my family history is included with jesse james and his gang!! My great great great grandma Neumann fed his men as they came to the farm!! Sometime later my ggg grandma and my great grandpa's brother who was just an infant on a train when it got held up! When jesse James... More

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a piece of history that I find interesting and this muesum will be like stepping back in time as you enter. There are alot of artifacts here in this house. Jesse James, his wife and two children lived in this house, under a false name, up to the end of his life. His life ended here in this... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Drove like a bat out of hell to get here before closing. Got Herr at 3:45 and they close at 4 but they had already locked the place and despite the curator clearly seeing us and some other folks at the gate, did not open up and told the other group no go despite the fact that it is an... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I'm not much of a Jesse James fan but this place is next to the Patee House, which makes it an easy visit. It has some interesting artifacts, and if you enjoy going into 19 Century buildings, you may enjoy this stop.? You can take your child directly into the Carousel house without having to pay admission to the Patee... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were thrilled to be in the very home that Jesse James lived in and unfortunately met his demise It was smaller than I thought it would be. A lot of pictures of him but very little mention of his wife and children and did not see any pics of his family. It was a typical old west house with... More

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