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Patee House Museum, Saint Joseph

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  • Since, I'm from Hannibal, MO, this museum was very enlightening. It seems that every famous person stepped forth into St. Joseph, rather it's Twain or Lincoln or even John Wilkes Booth. Fascinating....  more »
  • My sisters and I went to Patee House Museum for a few hours and realized we could be there for 10 days or go back 100 times and not be able to see all the fascinating artifacts housed within it...  more »
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  • I have been to museums all over the country and this is one of the best. The staff was friendly and helpful. I have never been to a town that has saved so much if its history! The Jesse James home is small but packed full of information. I would recommend going through Patee House first.
  • What a wonderful stroll through time! Enjoyed the beautiful carousel as well. This is well worth the small fee for entrance. I also had a strange experience (a haunting?) on the third floor yesterday. It was my first visit and I was walking down the third floor hallway and peeking into the beautifully restored rooms. As I approached a tiny room on the left, I felt dizzy. To my knowledge, I have never had a 'dizzy spell'. It lasted only a few seconds, but I grabbed the nearby door frame. I attributed it to the heat, because there is a noticeable difference in temperature from the downstairs and upstairs. After steadying myself and looking into the room, I noticed the plaque beside it. It stated that the room was the living quarters of one of the workers who had a dizzy spell, fell off the balcony, and died. I told my husband about it who was further up the hallway (he felt fine), and he laughed it off. Just an odd moment. I don't know what it was. I didn't feel any hostile presence, just a little bit of dizziness. I wonder if any of the other guests have experienced something like this?

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