A Jewel Among Missouri Attractions

The Patee House Museum

St. Joseph's only National Historic Landmark, the Patee House played a role in the start of the Pony Express and the end of Jesse James run as a legendary outlaw. Originally built as a luxury hotel in 1858, Patee House was the headquarters of the Pony Express in 1860, and was occupied by the Union Army during the Civil War. Patee House also happens to be located one block away from the home, and place of death, of the outlaw Jesse James.

The museum features two full floors of exhibits, including attractions such as an 1860 train and vintage carousel. Stagecoach cars, trucks, wagons, antique toys, western art and more are all on display as well. Named a top destination in America, the Patee House Museum is easily one of the best Missouri attractions.

Patee House Museum Hours and Admission:

  • Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.
  • $6 for adults
  • $5 for senior citizens (over 60)
  • $4 for students (ages 6-17)
  • Free for children ages 5 and under