St. Joseph, Missouri: Patee House Museum

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Address:
1202 Penn St., St. Joseph, MO
Directions:
I-29 exit 47. West on Frederick Ave. to 22nd St., turn left, drive 1.5 miles, then turn right onto Mitchell Ave. Turn right onto S. 12th St., then one block to the Museum on the right.
Hours:
M-Sa 10 am - 5 pm, Su 1-5 pm; off-season weekends only. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
816-232-8206
RA Rates:
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Patee House Museum.

Patee House Museum

Is that a giant ball of string next to a horse-drawn hearse? A display of local murder weapons (including an electric drill) and an exhibit on the World's Tallest Man? Strange things await here.

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Vintage horse-drawn hearse.

Patee House Museum

This is a must-see if you have time to spare in St Joseph. The location is full of history: the Civil War, the Pony Express, the railroad, toys, and just about anything else you can think of is in this old hotel museum. I would allow a minimum of two hours, and all day if you have the time. There is literally something around every corner. We hated to leave after 2.5 hours. Will be going back!

[Lisa Wiese, 08/03/2018]

Also in the Patee House: a giant ball of string and a tribute to Robert Wadlow, the World's Tallest Man.

Old stuff in the Patee Museum.

Patee House Museum

Lots of cool stuff to see but none of it is new, all is old.

[James Yingling, 05/22/2014]

Always enter a local history museum expecting to see old stuff -- you will never be disappointed.


Nearby Offbeat Places

Where Jesse James Was KilledWhere Jesse James Was Killed, St. Joseph, MO - < 1 mi.
Pony Express National MuseumPony Express National Museum, St. Joseph, MO - < 1 mi.
Pony Express Motel SignPony Express Motel Sign, St. Joseph, MO - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Monument to the Pig that Inspired the Piggy Bank, White Cloud, KS - 28 mi.

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