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Working example of old phone switching device

And a guided tour of the museum from one of the staff, which was informative and interesting! They... read more

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Portland, Oregon
Don't pass this one by

They've made a great museum in the space of four standard size rooms. The collection includes every... read more

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Ballwin, Missouri, United States
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Reviewed December 4, 2016

What a great way to learn the history of our depended upon way of communicating! The docents lived part of the history and made the experience even more exciting! Why, most of our grandchildren hardly have any recollection of a landline, much less a party line. Even some of our more recent presidents had contact with the Missouri Telephone system! It's a great place for "kids" of all ages!

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is a very interesting, well done museum. A great collection of old phones and other equipment. Great for kids to see things they've never heard of with opportunities to dial a phone. Interesting to see old operator switch desks and switch equipment. One room filled with old novelty phones (a few of which I had owned). Just a lot of fun. Bob was a great tour guild. In addition to knowing the collection, he had a lot of insight into the renovation of the building in which it is housed - he help with a lot of the renovation. It's located in a beautiful, huge park on the Mississippi River, next to a National Guard post and a National Cemetery.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 11, 2016

Recently my granddaughter and I visited the Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum. The Telephone Pioneers spent 13 years and a total of 66,500 hrs. rehabbing the building. The building is on the National Register of Historical Places. The museum is open Wednesday - Sunday from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM . Admission is $5.00 for Adults, $4:00 for Seniors, $3.00 for children ages 5 - 12 , Ages 4 and under are free.
You will see phones from the late 1880 s through 2000 s. operator switchboards from the 1920 s and 1960 s military phones and so much more that I am planning to go back, my granddaughter said to me on the way home "I would like to go back again.If you would like to know more go to facebook.com/jbtelmuseum ,or here's an idea contact them by phone (314) 416- 8004 imagine that contacting a phone museum by phone.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by not knowing what to expect. One of the founders gave us a full tour which added to the experience. Only open a few months but worth dropping in.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed September 16, 2016
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Date of experience: September 2016
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