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The room Jesse James was shot in!

I found this small house fascinating as it lent a window into the life of this young outlaw. One... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
846nancie
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Centralia, Missouri
This is why we came to St. Jo

For years while driving to Kansas City I've seen billboards saying to visit St. Joseph and see the... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
okiesooner09
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Oklahoma
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

First of all, the house was moved there from its original location. Second, none of the furnishings are from the James family. Third, space is very tight, as it's a tiny house. If you have several families going through, it's a tight squeeze.

There is a four minute overview of the James family. You don't really need to stand and listen to it because you can hear it from all three rooms. There are pictures on the walls of the James family and brothers.

The best part is the room explaining the exhumation of Jesse James' body. They have the glass viewing panel fragments laid out, and explanatory notes showing where various items were found in the coffin.

There are a few shelves of gift items. I felt the museum was worth the entry fee, as I know how hard it is to maintain small museums like this (I work at one myself), but many might not.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I love history and learning, so I was pleased to find that I learned something about JJ that I didn't know. I read a prophecy in the Patee House, next door, in the ballroom about how he thought he would be killed. That made it fun for me since I knew nothing about him except his name. I won't spoil the surprise. Next, I enjoyed the exhibit of his skull.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Lots of great articles and artifacts from the life of Jesse James and his family. I didn't know they had exhumed his body for DNA testing. It gives a nice lil snapshot of his life. Great pictures.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

This little museum is adjacent to the Patee House Museum. I highly recommend both of them. Both are filled with history. This is the house Jesse and his wife lived in at the time of his demise. There are period correct artifacts and items which belonged to the James family. There is a bullet hole in the wall which they say could have been made from the shooting of Jesse James. A very worthwhile hour to drift back to another time in history.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank TravelinMikee
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

The house was fine, the story told inside was good. Lots of reading so more of the audio portion would have been nice.

Date of experience: May 2017
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