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Patee House Museum, Saint Joseph

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4.6/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
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  • Plenty to see and read about the history of the old west and St. Joseph in particular. The pony express started here, and there were lots of things going on here during the Civil War. One thing that r...  read more »
  • This wonderful old hotel is now a museum containing many living rooms--each with a piano and many clocks, lamps, figurines, &c, a train station, a Pony Express office and other period shops & establis...  read more »
  • Authentic period pieces and furnishings provide the backdrop for the incredible history of the town St Joseph. Set in the historic Patee House Hotel, numerous exhibits provide an interesting and exten...  read more »
  • Very neat! Has some unique features. Examples: part of the museum is a town street back in the Patee Hotel days, then you get to go through the Blue Ball room which is beautiful! You can take the original staircase to the second floor and see another ballroom, 1800s hotel room, bathroom, stables set up, toy train room, and other artifacts, then take another staircase to the middle of the hotel where the train, saloon, and toy room, train depot, and carousel are all housed! The carousel is beautifully built and is extremely inexpensive to enjoy!
  • As a toddler I'd go with my mother to see the train multiple times a day. Back then you could sit inside and work the bell and whistle. The saloon was a good place to sit and enjoy a root beer. I'd continue to visit the museum with my friends as I grew up. It was always full of interesting things. The telephone switchboard was fascinating as you could call each other and see it work. Lots of gadgets filled the rooms. Very well may have played a part in my becoming an engineer. As a teenager in the 90's I created the museum's first web site. This was just before the general public was really aware of the Internet and I had to reach out to the city's assistant mayor and the manager of the museum to get it figured out. Now I've taken my own children to the museum to see the train. I've lived all across the country but Patee House is still the gold standard I compare all other museums to.
  • My favorite museum in Missouri. Patee House Museum transcends time with the main street building mock-ups, including a general store, jail, and other stores and shops found in a western town main street. The museum has multiple floors and has a multitude of exhibits to excite everyone in the family. Fun, educational and addictive. You'll find yourself wanting to go back again and again.
  • This place is massive. It is laid out in a unique manner and gives you a wonderful view into the hotel's place in history.
  • This is a great museum and it shows what St. Joe was like in its heyday.
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