This museum, in a former school reflecting the rural classroom experience. The museum also documents the history of Agency, from the 1836 Platte Purchase to the present. After the Platte Purchase, Agency Ford was a thriving community, but, slowly, flooding caused the town to nearly vanish.
The Albrecht-Kemper houses one of the finest collections of 18th, 19th and 20th century art in the midwest with over 3000 works. Art classes for children and adults offered throughout the year. Meeting and dining facilities available.
The Pony Express and Jesse James
St. Joseph is where the Pony Express began and Jesse James was killed on the very same date, April 3, exactly 22 years apart.
The Buchanan County Courthouse is a rare example of courthouse design from the late 1800's period of architectural history and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was here that the Ford brothers were tried for the murder of Jesse James.
The Glore Psychiatric Museum chronicles the 130-year history of what was once known as the “State Lunatic Asylum No. 2.” The Museum uses full-sized replicas, interactive displays, audio-visuals, artifacts, and documents to illustrate the history of the treatment of mental illness.
Located around the corner from the Patee House Museum on 12th Street, the Jesse James Home is the location at which infamous outlaw Jesse James was shot and killed on April 3, 1882.
A renovated 1927 movie palace serves as center for the arts. The theater, which seats 1,200, is decorated in a pre-Persian motif. A true architectural gem.
Mount Mora Cemetery, established in 1851, is the oldest operating cemetery in Saint Joseph, Missouri. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is an interpretive site of The St. Joseph Museums, Inc.
Temporarily closed until Spring. Please call ahead before visiting.
The Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society and Library was formed in 1979 as a non-profit, educational organization. The library is a great resource to assist those doing family research.
St. Joseph is known for the start of the Pony Express and the end of Jesse James, and Patee House played a role in both. Patee House is St. Joseph's only National Historic Landmark. It has been listed by True West magazine as one of America's Top 10 Western Museums in 2008, and it is one of 1,000 Places to See in the U.S.A. & Canada Before You Die.
On April 3, 1860, at 7:15 pm, a lone rider left on horseback from the gates of one of the nation’s most historic landmarks, the Pikes Peak Stables in St. Joseph, Missouri. Carrying saddlebags filled with our nations hopes and dreams, the riders traveled 2000 miles west to Sacramento, California.
The Remington Nature Center provides a unique experience in NW Missouri. Entering the doors allows you to travel through time and experience how much this part of the United States has changed throughout history.
A series of connected houses was built in the late 1840's by city founder, Joseph Robidoux. This museum includes the restoration of Robidoux's personal quarters, furnishings and some of his belongings.
The St. Joseph Museum is the oldest of the four museums in the St. Joseph Museums, Inc. system, beginning in 1927 as the Children’s Museums of St. Joseph. Traditionally, it has been dedicated to the cultural and natural history of St. Joseph.
The Black Archives Museum features exhibits on such topics as the Underground Railroad, the Middle Passage, Desegregation, Education, Sports, and other aspects of African-American history in St. Joseph.
Did you know that the St. Joseph Fire Department was one of the first (some say the first!) in the country to implement the fire pole? You can see that and more at the St. Joseph Fire Museum.
St. Joseph is known for its quantity of beautiful mansions built around the turn of the century, and the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion at the corner of Eleventh and Charles Streets is a prime example. This 1879 Gothic sandstone mansion illustrates the cultural, architectural, and economic history of 19th century St. Joseph.