See where James’s career as an outlaw ended.


April-Oct: Mon-Sat 10 am-4 pm; Sun1-4 pm
Nov-March: weekends only (weather permitting), Sat 10 am-4 pm; Sun 1-4 pm

Contact Information

1202 Penn Street
St. Joseph, MO 64501
Phone: 816-233-4321

Location Type

Historic Home

Site Info

Bus / RV Parking
Group Tours

Located around the corner from the Patee House Museum on 12th Street, the Jesse James Home is the location at which infamous outlaw Jesse James was shot and killed on April 3, 1882.

At age 34, James had been an outlaw almost half his life. He was shot by fellow gang member, Bob Ford, to collect a $10,000 reward. The bullet entered behind his right ear and — some believe — came out over his left eye, leaving the legendary bullet hole.

The museum features artifacts from Jesse's life and death, as well as those of Frank James and the Ford brothers. Also in the museum is evidence from the 1995 exhumation, which proved with 99.7% certainty that the person killed in this house was, in fact, Jesse James.

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