When is the museum open? The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We are open year-round except for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
How much time should we plan for a museum visit? We recommend you allow at least one hour for your visit. Depending on your interest in the artifacts, you could spend more time exploring the museum.
Is the Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum a good place for a history lesson for children? The museum makes history come alive by engaging students in a fun, interactive and educational manner. Many of our artifacts are over 100 years old and we have many hands-on pieces that your child can interact with (we thoroughly clean these items on a regular basis). This will allow your child to connect the present with the past.
Do I need to make reservations for a group? We ask you make reservations for groups of 10 or more at least two weeks in advance. This will ensure a docent is available for your group and there are no other large parties during the time of your visit.
Is the museum accessible? Yes, the museum is all located on one floor. We have accessible parking and a ramp located on the east side of the building as well as an accessible restroom. In addition, we have chairs located throughout the museum in case you need to take a short break.
Is parking available near the museum? We have plenty of free parking located right outside our door. From Hancock Avenue, turn onto Cameron Street and then immediately turn right. Our museum is located at the end of the service road. Please park on the south side of the road near the sidewalk. We also have plenty of parking for buses and RVs.
Are animals allowed at the museum? While there is an abundance of wildlife right outside our door, we only allow service animals inside the museum.
Do you accept donations? We do accept artifacts that have a connection to telephone history or the telephone-related industry. Please call (314) 416-8004 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your possible donation to the museum.
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.