St. Joseph, Missouri: Where Jesse James Was Killed

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Jesse James House

Address:
S. 12th St., St. Joseph, MO
Directions:
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.
Hours:
M-Sa 10 am - 5 pm, Su 1-5 pm (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
816-232-8206
RA Rates:
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Jesse James Home - See the Bullet Hole.

Where Jesse James Was Killed

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. Outdoor sign identifying the house still has "See the Bullet Hole" on it.

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Jesse James House.

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Bullet Hole.

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.

[Steve Grimm, 04/04/1998]

A fave, chronicled in our books. Always loved that framed piece o' plexiglass...


Nearby Offbeat Places

Patee House MuseumPatee House Museum, St. Joseph, MO - < 1 mi.
Pony Express Motel SignPony Express Motel Sign, St. Joseph, MO - < 1 mi.
Pony Express National MuseumPony Express National Museum, St. Joseph, MO - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Largest Ball Of String, Not Twine, Weston, MO - 24 mi.

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