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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148 Reviews | Write a Review
The Jefferson Barracks complex is amazing, if you love history
Reviewed By Tourist745353 May 2024

This site is rich with history regarding the 1800’s. Within a few yards of each other are museums covering the Civil War, its men its women, animals, medicines, prisoners and armaments. We didn’t see...

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The telephone experience
Reviewed By Wanderer09710461541 January 2024

As a former employee of Southwestern Bell, the tour brought back many wonderful memories. The tour itself was informative and interesting. I will definitely be touting this gem to all my friends...

Full Review
Fascinating, but get a tour
Reviewed By dibi99 February 2024

A delightful and interesting tour. yes, the actual 'phones are interesting, but the explanation by Ken (a former AT&T worker) of the history of telephony was what made it fascinating.

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Hours

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

Handicap AccessibleSouth/SouthwestSouth

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TripAdvisor Rating:

148 Reviews | Write a Review
The Jefferson Barracks complex is amazing, if you love history
Reviewed By Tourist745353 May 2024

This site is rich with history regarding the 1800’s. Within a few yards of each other are museums covering the Civil War, its men its women, animals, medicines, prisoners and armaments. We didn’t see...

Full Review
The telephone experience
Reviewed By Wanderer09710461541 January 2024

As a former employee of Southwestern Bell, the tour brought back many wonderful memories. The tour itself was informative and interesting. I will definitely be touting this gem to all my friends...

Full Review
Fascinating, but get a tour
Reviewed By dibi99 February 2024

A delightful and interesting tour. yes, the actual 'phones are interesting, but the explanation by Ken (a former AT&T worker) of the history of telephony was what made it fascinating.

Full Review