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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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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Farms, Horse Tracks, Specialty Museums, Fun & Games, Casinos & Gambling, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Farms, Horse Tracks, Specialty Museums, Fun & Games, Casinos & Gambling, Sights & Landmarks, Museums

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Des Moines, Iowa
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199 reviews 199 reviews
66 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
31 helpful votes 31 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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254 reviews 254 reviews
147 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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