Patee House Museum, Saint Joseph

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  • Historic site packed with things to see and learn about. Even a quick visit will leave you with a better appreciation of the city and area including the people and events.  more »
  • The Museum contains period rooms and furnishings from its days as the Patee House, a luxury hotel from 1858 that had indoor plumbing and had the Pony Express Headquarters operating right from its...  more »
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  • I have been to museums all over the country and this is one of the best. The staff was friendly and helpful. I have never been to a town that has saved so much if its history! The Jesse James home is small but packed full of information. I would recommend going through Patee House first.
  • What a wonderful stroll through time! Enjoyed the beautiful carousel as well. This is well worth the small fee for entrance. I also had a strange experience (a haunting?) on the third floor yesterday. It was my first visit and I was walking down the third floor hallway and peeking into the beautifully restored rooms. As I approached a tiny room on the left, I felt dizzy. To my knowledge, I have never had a 'dizzy spell'. It lasted only a few seconds, but I grabbed the nearby door frame. I attributed it to the heat, because there is a noticeable difference in temperature from the downstairs and upstairs. After steadying myself and looking into the room, I noticed the plaque beside it. It stated that the room was the living quarters of one of the workers who had a dizzy spell, fell off the balcony, and died. I told my husband about it who was further up the hallway (he felt fine), and he laughed it off. Just an odd moment. I don't know what it was. I didn't feel any hostile presence, just a little bit of dizziness. I wonder if any of the other guests have experienced something like this?

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