Jesse James Home

1201 S 12th St, St Joseph, MO 64503, USA

Located in St. Joseph, the Jesse James Home—operated by the Pony Express Historical Association—is a small but mighty museum that’s easily worth an hour’s time. It was here that the notorious outlaw Jesse James was shot and killed on April 3, 1882, after living a lawless career for 16 years. Today, the one-story, Greek Revival–style house is packed with artifacts, including the coffin handles from James’s grave, a small tie pin he was wearing the day he was killed, a bullet removed from his right lung, and a casting of his skull, showing the bullet hole behind his right ear.

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