St Joseph Museums

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Four Great Museums, One Great Location


The award-winning Glore Psychiatric Museum chronicles the 130-year history of the state hospital and centuries of mental health treatment. It is located on the adjoining grounds of the original state hospital.

The American Indian Galleries features, “Lines and Legacies: The Harry L. George American Indian Collection”. Harry George amassed one of the largest and best documented collections of American Indian objects from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
This important collection preserves significant items from the 1800s as well as discusses the culture of collecting that was happening in the early 1900s. “Lines and Legacies” features select objects from the Harry L. George Collection and provides a window to the lives of Native Americans at the turn of 20th the century.

This wing of the museum also features changing exhibits on various aspects of St. Joseph history.

The Black Archives Museum showcases the achievements and contributions of St. Joseph, Missouri’s, African-American citizens. Exhibits span the Civil War, jazz legends known worldwide, sports heroes and local individuals whose civic and community leadership have changed our lives.

The interactive Doll Museum exhibits at the St. Joseph Museum explore dolls and toys across gender, culture, and generations.

To get a taste of European architecture, make sure to visit the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion of the St. Joseph Museums, Inc.  The Wyeth-Tootle Mansion, 1100 Charles Street, St. Joseph, Missouri, provides an accessible (and unforgettable) experience.

Not only does the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion celebrate Gothic architecture and Victorian-era interior design, it also houses exhibits that explore local and architectural history, cultural history, and even natural disasters that have shaped the history or the region.

Also, open on Fridays and Saturdays from April through October or by appointment for tour groups, rentals, and special occasions.

Wyeth Tootle Mansion
1100 Charles Street, St. Joseph, MO 64501
43-Room Gothic Style Mansion, Built In 1879