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“Patee House National Historic Landmark”
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Patee House Museum
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Patee House National Historic Landmark

The Patee House was built as a fancy hotel in 1858. But the reason it is a Historic Landmark, is because of its role as the headquarters for the Pony Express. There is tons of stuff here to see. Be sure to go up to the second floor. In the former ball room (blue room) are portraits of famous westerners. It is called Westerners On Wood". This art collection by George Warfel. We first visited the Pony Express National Museum before we walked over to the Patee House. Just up the street is where Jesse James was killed.

Admission is $6 adults/ $5 seniors

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

The Museum gave lots of local history including the Pony Express. We feel it was the best value for the money because it covered a variety of local history in one place.

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

lots of history associated with this ex-hotel - HQ in the Civil War, offices for the Pony Express, factory where WWII uniforms were made - all beautifully presented. So many different aspects of local history are present it would take too long to try to list them all - go see for yourself, this gem of a museum, I really don't think you would be disappointed.

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

There is something incredible at every glance. This was a massive hotel, then a girls school, then a factory, and now thank goodness a museum. You can see an 1800's hotel room, civil war uniforms, glass, railroad items, a saloon, wild west items, a hand carved (on site) pony express carousel horse, carriages and hearses so much more. If you see one place in St. Joseph, MO, this should be it!!!!!

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

You could spend all day here. It goes on and on, covering everything from transportation, toys, pony express office to real life cowboy biographies. The Main Street shop displays are a must see! Did you know St. Joe native Walter Cronkite's dad was a dentist? Check out the type of dentist office he might have worked in. See if you can find what is out of place in each of the shops. A fun exhibit.
This was so much more than I expected. There's something for every hobbyist and/or historian.

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