Four Great Museums, One Great Location, One Admission Price
3406 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, MO 64506
Mailing Address: PO Box 8096, St. Joseph, MO 64508
Closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve.
Adults - $6.00 (We accept cash, check or major credit cards.)
Seniors ( 62 and Above) - $5.00
Children Under 6: Free
Free for Museum Members
We provide guided tours of any or all of our museums and group rates for adult tours are available. To schedule a group tour for adults or students, please call 816-232-8471. Holiday Closings: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve.
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43-Room Gothic Style Mansion, Built In 1879
1100 Charles St
St. Joseph, MO 64501
Mailing Address: PO Box 8096, St. Joseph, MO 64508
Open by appointment for tour groups, rentals and special occasions until April 2016, when regular weekend hours resume.
Google Cultural Institute
The St. Joseph Museums is live on the Google Cultural Institute! You can now tour the Glore Psychiatric Museum through Google Street View and get a close up look at some of our collection through the Dolls of the World exhibit.
New! To learn more about the Native American collection from St. Joseph resident Harry L. George, please click here.
July 3 through Sept. 2, 2018 - "Over There: Missouri and the Great War" Temporary Exhibit at the East Hills Mall - The "Over There: Missouri and the Great War" temporary exhibit will be featured by the information desk at the East Hills Mall, 3702 Frederick Avenue, St. Joseph, Missouri, 64506. This traveling exhibit explores the many facets of World War I history through the perspective of Missouri and Missourians. Learn about the contributions of Missouri women and African Americans to the war effort. Discover the vital role Missouri horses and mules played in the war despite the military adopting new technologies such as motorized vehicles. The exhibit also features two touch-screen kiosks, where visitors can explore more content and discover locations of Missouri’s World War I monuments. Visitors will also view a new seven-minute documentary featuring footage from the war. This exhibition was developed by the Missouri Humanities Council and the Springfield-Greene County Library District, with funding provided by the Missouri Humanities Council, Friends of Springfield-Greene County Library District, and the RDW Family and Community Fund. The exhibit will run through September 2nd at the East Hills Mall and will be open to the public during regular Mall hours. Admission is free.
The St. Joseph Museum brought "Over There: Missouri and the Great War" to St. Joseph to supplement the "WWI Saint Joseph: Reflections on Community and Conflict" exhibit featured at the St. Joseph Museum, 3406 Frederick Avenue. Please call the St. Joseph Museum at 816-232-8471 for more information on exhibits or visit missourioverthere.org.
July 21, 2018 - Coffee & Gingerbread at the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion, 1100 Charles Street, 10 a.m.
Stop in, have some coffee, and learn about rewiring old light fixtures!
July 27, 2018 Robotics Workshop – Two Sessions –
St. Joseph Museum, 3406 Frederick Avenue, 9 to Noon for Kindergarten through 3rd and 1 to 4 p.m. for 4th through 6th grades
These robotics workshops will be led by high school science instructor Rich Piper. The morning session includes hands-on demonstrations of robotics, early childhood coding activities, and making WiggleBots for students in Kindergarten through 3rd grades. The afternoon session will include participating in hands-on simple and intermediate robotics activities, games related to coding, and creating a make-it & take-it robot, as well as building WiggleBots for students in 4th through 6th grades. The sessions are limited to 25 students. To reserve a space, call (816) 232-8471 or click below and use the registration form on the events page!
August 9, 2018 - Pictograph -“Battle of the Little Bighorn” Program by Author & Historian Colonel Rodney Thomas, Held at the Downtown Abbey 1202 Felix St., St. Joseph, Missouri at 6:00 p.m.
Stephen Standing Bear was present at the battle in 1876. In the 1920s, he illustrated the battlefield as he remembered it in large-scale muslin pictographs, using pencil and ink. One such pictograph is exhibited at the St. Joseph Museum. For a closer look at the pictographs and the battle they record, join us as historian and author Colonel Rodney Thomas shares his research into the topic at the Downtown Abbey, 1202 Felix St., at 6 p.m. His first book, Rubbing Out Long Hair, about the Indian warrior art and testimony about the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876, was published in 2009 and awarded the 2010 G. Joseph Sills Jr. Book Award by the Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association. This event will include the program, hors d'oeuvres, and the chance to view the pictograph from the St. Joseph Museum collection. Admission: $10 per person, each guest will receive a free pass to the St. Joseph Museum
Museums Members are Free!
August 18, 2018 - Coffee & Gingerbread at the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion, 1100 Charles Street, 10 a.m.
Stop in, have some coffee, and learn about stripping wood and metal in your home!
October 6, 2018— Spend the Night at the Museum! - Glore Psychiatric Museum, 3406 Frederick Avenue
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like in a museum after hours, this fall you can find out! Join an exclusive club of overnight visitors for the opportunity to experience the Glore Psychiatric Museum during the “Spend the Night at the Museum” event. The event will be held on Saturday, October 6 at the Museum, which is located at 3406 Frederick Avenue, in St. Joseph, Missouri. Participants will learn in-depth about the Glore Psychiatric Museum and its beginnings from the museum staff, tour the tunnels, learn about the history of asylums, and participate in a paranormal investigation led by A.P.E.X Paranormal. Participants will have time to explore on their own and choose a place to sack out for the night. Guests are asked to bring their own sleeping bag or air mattress. The Museum will provide dinner, movie entertainment, snacks, and breakfast the following morning. For more details, click on the events button below.
Oct. 18 & 19, 2018 “Voices from the Past: - Interpretive Tours of Mount Mora Cemetery - (Tours Begin at the St. Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau, 911 Frederick Avenue)
Experience the unique architecture in Mount Mora Cemetery and hear intriguing stories from St. Joseph’s past as you “meet” some of the city’s most fascinating former residents. This year the stories will relate to "Old Joe's St. Joe One Hundred and Seventy-Five Years Ago!" Tours take place on Thursday, October 18, at 6 and 7 p.m. starting at the St. Joseph Convention & Visitors Bureau, 911 Frederick Avenue. On Friday, October 19, tours will begin at 6, 7, and 8 p.m. at the St. Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau. After “meeting” the first characters of the evening and enjoying refreshments at the Visitors Center, participants will board the bus for Mount Mora Cemetery. The cost of the tour is $20 for museum members and $22 for non-members. Space is limited and pre-paid reservations are required. Please call the St. Joseph Museum at 816-232-8471 to make reservations and purchase your tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the Museum, which is located at 3406 Frederick Avenue.