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Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum

Open today: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Jefferson Barracks Phone Museum St. Louis, Missouri

Loved this gem of a museum! Totally a surprise on the trip for me but well worth stopping. The tour... read more

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Jeannie L
Amazing museum with fantastic volunteers

Thank you to the volunteers who have faithfully created a fascinating museum on the history of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum is housed in a beautifully restored 1896 building that is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in the 426-acre historic Jefferson Barracks Park which is a 15 minute drive south of...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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12 Hancock Ave, In historic Jefferson Barracks Park, Saint Louis, MO 63125-4123
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved this gem of a museum! Totally a surprise on the trip for me but well worth stopping. The tour guide was friendly and fascinating. Never knew about the “howling” phone aboard some navy ships! Kids would love to make it howl! It’s such fun...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jeannie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This collection contains artifacts related to all aspects of historic telephone service. They had phones, switching equipment, repair tools, and some cabling.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to the volunteers who have faithfully created a fascinating museum on the history of telecommunications in the USA. We dropped in on a quiet day so was given a unique tour which expanded our understanding of the development of the industry. We do...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great visit. I spent 25 years in telecom and my wife is a complete novice and it was fun for both of us. Especially fun was recalling all the old phone models we grew up with.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Dwayne G
Reviewed August 16, 2019

My husband and I have visited St. Louis many times because our son lives here. We were looking for a place we had never visited and were rewarded with a wonderful experience at this museum. It is housed in a duplex, one of several that...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Linda J
Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit! It was definitely a walk down memory lane for me to see the old phones! It was so entertaining to have my 8 year old grandson trying to dial a rotary phone! The man and woman working there were so knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019

This place was full of history and fun facts! The kids enjoyed learning how to use a rotary phone!there were a lot of collections of telephones all the way from when they were invented.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Angie T
Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

Very interesting history of the communication by phone. Be sure you ask for the guided tour of this small unique museum.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank S5039EHmikes
Reviewed July 20, 2019

Very interesting! Interactive too. The people who run the museum are so knowledgeable. The museum staff are volunteers retired from the telephone company.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Erica W
Reviewed July 14, 2019

An excellent history of the telephone from the Alexander Graham Bell liquid phone through modern day equipment. An extensive collection of phone equipment and memorabilia with a wonderful guideded tour. The museum is housed in a building that originally served as junior office quarters at...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Susan K
January 14, 2017|
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Response from JB-Tel M | Property representative |
Hi Susan ~ There are a lot of things to do around the Jefferson Barracks area. I'm not sure what interests you have but from a history standpoint there are three other museums very close to the Jefferson Barracks Telephone... More
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Susan K
January 14, 2017|
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Hi Susan ~ The Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The admission is: Adults - $5; Seniors Age 60+ - $4; Children Ages 5-12 - $3; Children Age 4 & Under - Free... More
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