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Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum

We checked this place out in a whim, and ended up loving it. The ladies who run it offered a... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2020
mariand78
History & Science behind Telephones

We visited this place on Sunday. The parking lot is about 4 minutes walk from the museum. The... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2020
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Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Our entire family enjoyed the telephone museum. The docent was excellent. The volunteers there are former employees from the telephone industry. We learned so much about the history of the phones, in addition to seeing old phones and modern phones. They have done an excellent job displaying everything. Each piece is labeled. You can tell it was very well planned and thought out. You will see lots of phones from the past as well as modern phones. The museum is free. They depend upon donations if you choose to do that but there is no pressure at all for that. They are very friendly there. Be sure and check their website because they are not open every day.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Sheila P
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Reviewed April 1, 2017

This is a unique experience that covers the History of the American Telephone. The Docent was very knowledgeable having worked many years for one of the Baby Bells. The all volunteer staff spent 13 YEARS getting the Museum ready for Exhibit. I did suggest they update the Exhibit to include some of the early versions of Cell Phones.

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Travelsupr
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Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

I went to the museum with my cousins and grandparents recently and absolutely loved it! I was amazed by the amount of displays they had! I really enjoyed how we got a little tour of all the rooms and also how the 'tour guide' didn't read off any of the signs and just showed us the main and major things! He made it very informative but also entertaining! I would definitely go back to here!

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Sawnavia
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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
2  Thank bridgeit738
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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
3  Thank IMJennings
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