Here are some reviews our visitors have posted about their visit to the Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum.
Not to miss! Excellent museum. Our guide was so knowledgeable and a gave a great tour. We thoroughly enjoyed, especially my 95 year old mother. ~ Karen J (Trip Advisor)
Great museum on the history of the telephone This is a very interesting, well done museum. A great collection of old phones and other equipment. Great for kids to see things they've never heard of with opportunities to dial a phone. Interesting to see old operator switch desks and switch equipment. One room filled with old novelty phones (a few of which I had owned). Just a lot of fun. Bob was a great tour guide. In addition to knowing the collection, he had a lot of insight into the renovation of the building in which it is housed - he helped with a lot of the renovation. It's located in a beautiful, huge park on the Mississippi River, next to a National Guard post and a National Cemetery. ~ IM Jennings (Trip Advisor)
Loved it! I went to the museum with my cousins and grandparents recently and absolutely loved it! I was amazed by the amount of displays they had! I really enjoyed how we got a little tour of all the rooms and also how the 'tour guide' didn't read off any of the signs and just showed us the main and major things! He made it very informative but also entertaining! I would definitely go back to here! ~ Sawnavia (Trip Advisor)
Affordable and fun Apparently this museum opened only last year. This museum was built by volunteers and is very nicely maintained. There are so many cool phones dating back a long time ago. Admission is cheap and very affordable for a family. Our tour guide was phenomenal. She was very informative and kept our attention. They sell bottled water in their gift shop which is a nice little bonus. Definitely recommend this museum. It's worth the time and money. Run solely by volunteers and they do an amazing job! ~ Tara P (Trip Advisor)
A treasure! The enthusiasm of the founders, all volunteers and former telephone company employees, is infectious. Our docent was friendly, and extremely well-informed on the major historical topics as well being able to explain the story behind small familiar artifacts.
The variety of items is expansive despite the relatively small space. It was a great experience--from the drive through Jefferson Barracks park to the museum surrounded by other Civil War era brick buildings. ~ Ellen C (Trip Advisor)
A true gem ! Just spent the morning at the museum and found it to be a great place! The volunteers have put together a fabulous display of the history of the phone. I would recommend it to all ... Especially the kids to see what it was like before Texting! ~ Trathom (Trip Advisor)
Amazing Telephone History The museum is located at the Jefferson Military Barracks in a small building that used to be base housing for junior officers. In this unassuming building you will find a welcoming staff to guide you through the telephone history of the region. Our guide for this venture was Ken, a remarkable, friendly, and funny historian, The museum is divided into rooms with telephones and equipment the beginning. There are hands on displays and a tremendous variety of items to see. We were amazed at how much was carefully displayed in this museum. This is a MUST see when in the area, you will NOT be disappointed. ~ PAFABPT (Trip Advisor)
What a great place! So much better than I expected. Found my house I grew up in, in the 1967 phonebook, YO6-3491. ~ Dan H (Facebook)
What fun! Felt like a visit out of town, yet new things 20 minutes from home! Educational at best, nostalgic and a pleasant surprise, our docent was beyond grand and so informative. Thanks for a delightful hour. Highly recommend. ~ Linda L (Facebook)
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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.
Wednesday through Sunday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
12 Hancock Ave St Louis MO 63125
telephone Mailing address
(314) 416-8004 P. O. Box 252189 St. Louis MO 63125