The Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum is housed in a beautifully restored 1896 building that is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in the 426-acre historic Jefferson Barracks Park which is a 15-minute drive south of downtown St. Louis.
The self-guided, accessible museum has many hands-on, how-things-work displays.
In addition to the extensive collection of telephones manufactured from the 1900s through 2000s, the museum also contains:
• A working Central Office Step Switch.
• Operator switchboards.
• Military telephones from WWI through the Gulf War.
• Hundreds of pieces of telephone-related equipment and tools.
• Hundreds of pieces of telephone-related memorabilia from the 1880s through the 2000s.
• A large variety of novelty telephones.
Admission: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors; $3 Children ages 5 to 12; Free Children ages 4 and under. Free parking is available directly behind the museum.
Area: South County (Crestwood/Oakville/Mehlville)
12 Hancock Avenue, Saint Louis, MO, 63125