St. Joseph, Missouri: Where Jesse James Was Killed
Jesse James House
- S. 12th St., St. Joseph, MO
- Jesse James House. I-29 exit 47. Frederick Ave. west for two miles to 22nd St, then turn left. Drive 1.5 miles, then turn right onto Mitchell Ave. After a half-mile, turn right onto S. 12th St.
- M-Sa 10 am - 5 pm, Su 1-5 pm (Call to verify)
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- Major Fun
Wild West fans come from far and near to "see the bullet hole" which may or may not have been made by the bullet that took a shortcut through Jesse James' head. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Jesse James Home: A taste of what's in store during a visit to the historic house where Jesse James was shot by the coward whatzizname.... Watch Video.
Visitor Tips and News About Where Jesse James Was Killed
At the house where Jesse James was killed on April 3, 1882 in St. Joseph, Missouri, there is a sign out front saying "See the bullet hole". The bullet entered the wall after traveling through Jesse's head. Souvenir hunters chipped away at the hole, making it quite large. There is also a depression in the floor (created by souvenir hunters) where Jesse's head lay after he fell off his chair.
A fave, chronicled in our books. Always loved that framed piece o' plexiglass...