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.

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Amazing
Reviewed By lindadP3732GX March 2022

Ken, our guide, was very knowledgeable and had fascinating information to share. They have a very large exhibit of telephone equipment from years ago and up to today. It was certainly worth the...

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Telephones, military, history
Reviewed By Footprints731105 March 2022

Fascinating! I'm local to STL and had no idea this gem was located at Jefferson Barracks in a restored 1896 building on the Nat'l Register of Historic Places. The variety and quantity of phones on...

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Small but mighty!
Reviewed By Shane W March 2022

This little museum packs a bunch of phones and a lot of information into 3 rooms. We enjoyed our tour- learned a lot- and the tour guide was so nice and knew a lot! Tour guides definitely make it...

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