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Patee House Museum

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Address: 1202 Penn St, Saint Joseph, MO 64503-2560
Phone Number: 816-232-8206
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This place is incredible!

This House/Hotel/College and now museum has thousands of displays! We spent hours here and could have spent more if my feet didn't hurt! The first stop on the Pony Express and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Nancy I
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This House/Hotel/College and now museum has thousands of displays! We spent hours here and could have spent more if my feet didn't hurt! The first stop on the Pony Express and they say the rider rode inside the home to pick up the first packet. There are several areas with a "What is wrong with this display?" - some item... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lts to see They even have a sheet for people to find hidden objects among the displays.My children spent hours here and my grandchildren loved it. Adults can find wonderful collections of old... being telephones, and other electrical objects, toys, rooms and rooms of fascinating displays. Even a carousel for children to ride.

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lawrence, ks
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were so amazed at how much thought went into the exhibits and how well maintained it all is. There is sooooo much to see from a real train engine to a working carousel! ! The amount of donated items is so great. We didn't get to the upper floor but plan on returning to see more! Kudos to all... More 

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this museum on our recent trip to St Joseph. I wasn't real excited about going , but decided to go since all the locals were telling us it was worth seeing . I have to say , it was an incredible museum and is housed in a hotel that was built in the 1800s, which... More 

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Brazil, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is some amazing history in this former hotel. It's well worth the time and the token admission charge ($6 per adult, $5 per senior). This was a great way to spend a day learning about the history of St. Joseph, MO. They even allowed us to leave to get some lunch and then come back to finish seeing the... More 

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Tipton, Missouri
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225 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The passion of Gary Chilcotte is expressed in authentic store fronts, trains and automobiles. Take your time and immerse yourself in yesteryears.

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Thank Ray S
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Patee House really is an excellent museum with some truly unique collections. It has a little of everything from every day life items from the 19th century on. Things I really enjoyed seeing was a collection of telephones, which is just kind of cool to see develop from the earliest style of phone to more modern. Check out the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live herein St Joseph, and it's my favorite place to visit. It's not just a tourist thing to do. You have to stop and have a drink in the saloon. And play on the train. This place really takes you back 150 years.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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451 reviews
246 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this museum!! It is 2 floors and chock full of of interesting things. We just spent an hour but you could easily spend 3 hours. There is also a full sized carousel to ride inside. There are so many items to see that are clearly labeled and reminiscent of my youth and my parents's life- we are in... More 

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Versailles, France
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much history in this old hotel turned museum, that a 2nd visit may be in order. From original pony express office, to Civil War headquarters, this museum houses original items from the 1800s that are absolutely striking. Small exhibits reveal the real old west stores and homes, as well as transportation through the years. Interesting, informative, and... More 

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