Stop in to get a Visitors Guide, pick up a souvenir, or just ask questions.
The nature center showcases the Missouri River’s force in the development of NW MO.
Home of St. Joseph's founder, Joseph Robidoux
Original stables conveying the creation, operation & termination of the Pony Express.
Designated a National Historic Landmark for role as Headquarters for Pony Express.
The house where Jesse James was shot and killed on April 3, 1882.
43-room Gothic style mansion with exhibits on the history of St. Joseph.
Mount Mora Cemetery, est. in 1851, is the oldest operating cemetery in Saint Jo.
Houses one of the finest collections of 18th-20th century American art in Midwest.
Home of the St. Joseph Museum, Glore Psychiatric, Doll Museum, and Black Archives.
The Walter Cronkite Memorial, a tribute to the famed news anchor born in St. Joseph.
History comes alive throughout the city of St. Joe. Once a thriving trade stop and the starting point of the Pony Express, the town has held firm to its roots. Fascinating historical sites and museums commemorate the generations of folks who have made the area their home. It’s hard to even go a few feet in the city without coming across a historical marker that recounts an extraordinary story.
With 13 museums and many more sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, St. Joseph is a “historical experience” unlike any other. As the original place “where the west officially started getting wild”, St. Jo paved the way for the development of the western half of the country. Learn about our role in westward expansion through the many interactive exhibits on display.