Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum

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The museum features an extensive collection of telephones manufactured from the late 1800s through the 2000s, hundreds of pieces of telephone-related equipment, memorabilia from the 1880s through 2000s, military telephones from WWI through the Gulf War and a large-collection of novelty phones. There are many hands-on, how-things-work exhibits which encourage all visitors to explore the history of the telephone. Enjoy nostalgia from the early years of the telephone. It's a fun family adventure, an educational field trip for students and an enjoyable group outing. TripAdvisor has given us a Travelers Ranking of #3 of 251 Things to Do in St. Louis and we are #1 of 55 Museums in St. Louis.

12 Hancock Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63125

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Reviewed By Jessica K August 2023

Such an educational and fun museum! We loved the passion of the staff and their history i within the telephone industry. I’m so glad we went. If I am ever up in Missouri again I plan to stop in...

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Gem in St Louis - don't miss it!
Reviewed By K G August 2023

Terrific!!! This is a gem that you would not typically think to go to. More there than you could ever expect! And it is air conditioned (for those hot days in St Louis). For the small fee of $5 (per...

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Hidden Gem
Reviewed By Jim F August 2023

This is a hidden gem of contemporary history from the invention of the phone to today. The guide (one can wander alone) was interesting and quite knowledgeable about phone systems and their uses. She...

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Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

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