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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So many relics. Great personal tour!
Reviewed By Steve B January 2023

If you have a connection to the telephone industry, or just want to take a stroll down memory lane, this is worth it! It's small and filled with so much history and fun relics. It's worth 15 minutes...

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Telephones are interesting!
Reviewed By Courtni H January 2023

My dad (82) and I visited and had a great time. The tour guide was amazing and the museum was very interesting. Who would have thought telephones would be so fascinating. The experience goes over...

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Amazing Chapter in Communication History
Reviewed By MILESFROMMISSOURI December 2022

My sister and I ventured to this Museum because of her curiosity and her 40 years of experience at AT&T. We were not disappointed with the collection and the work of the volunteers to create this...

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