Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum opened in May and features an extensive collection of telephones manufactured from the early 1900s to the 2000s. On self-guided tours guests can also view military telephones, operator switchboards from the 1920s-1960s, a telephone pole complete with climbing equipment, a variety of novelty phones and more. Many of the museum’s exhibits offer hands-on explanations of how things work, and will help meet the Boy Scouts’ requirements for Inventing and Engineering merit badges.
The museum was made possible by members of the Telecom Pioneers, a telephone company employee service organization that spent thousands of hours renovating the museum and are now operating it.
Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 60 and up and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Children 4 years and younger and active military members are free.
Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum is located at 12 Hancock Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63125.
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