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Jesse James Home Museum

12th and Penn Street, Saint Joseph, MO 64503
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Ranked #11 of 29 Attractions in Saint Joseph
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, History Museums, Farms, Horse Tracks
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Fall River, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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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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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
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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
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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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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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is the house where Jesse James was shot. The original location of the house is only a few block away from where it sits now. The bedroom appears the same, but the other two rooms were changed into a museum and a gift shop. They will push a button to play a recording with information for you. I saw... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Tip: use AAA card for great savings My husband is a history buff and had to see this. It was interesting to read about and see where he lived. Only compliant was the young lady who was in the museum was not friendly ans more interested in playing on her phone.

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