Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum

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The museum features an extensive collection of telephones manufactured from the early 1900s through the 2000s, hundreds of pieces of telephone-related equipment, memorabilia from the 1880s through 2000s, military telephones from WWII through the Vietnam 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 247 Things to Do in St. Louis and we are #1 of 55 Museums in St. Louis.

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Wonderful museum!
Reviewed By curiouser1228 April 2021

We love going to smaller museums that are more focused in their presentation. It is small but packed with artifacts and documentation. Carol, the volunteer docent, gave us a marvelous guided tour...

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A+ Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum!
Reviewed By Rachel H April 2021

What a wonderful Spring Break outing on an unexpectedly cold day in St. Louis. Surprisingly the kids (ages 13, 12, 11 and 8) were all interested and engaged throughout our tour...many thanks to our...

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Great for all ages!
Reviewed By FellowTraveler202509 March 2021

This place is a treasure that I didn't know existed until a few days ago, and I've lived in St Louis my whole life! My 8 year old grandson is obsessed with things before technology took over. He...

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