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“Interesting wheel kept mansion”

Wyeth-Tootle Mansion
Ranked #11 of 48 things to do in Saint Joseph
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Great show of how rich people lived in the late 19th century.a lot of interesting things from that time..the house has incredible wood floors designs. And great history behind it. For the cost you must see if you like history

1  Thank Mariana G
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

This place has a lot of potential but the lack of description leaves you feeling empty. There is no real attempt to give you a historical grounding to the exhibits or the rooms. A few well placed placards describing what the rooms were used for, how much things cost to build or maintain, or other tidbits would have helped improve this place. The third floor is mainly a taxidermy exhibit that is not well lit or explained. The woodwork through out the mansion is an outstanding example of craftsmanship but there is no context to view it from. A small, easily overlooked display, shows some examples of the town's wonderful architecture.

Thank Leon67203
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

This house is grand with all the wood work, flooring and the details on the walls. They also used the second and third floor to highlight other "Museum" items that are "native" to St. Joe. It was very educational during my day trip to St. Joe from Kansas City.

1  Thank Laura C
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Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

Don't waste your time just to see a bunch of stuffed dead animals & dust. There are much better things in town worth seeing. Nothing memorable from this site.

Thank TaushaTaylor
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

The "St Joseph Museum" is actually the 1879 Wyeth-Tootle Mansion and is operated by St Joseph Museum, Inc. The photo above is from the Patee House.

This mansion/museum is only open on Fridays & Saturdays and is worth the visit.

The first floor, with its large rooms opening into the central hall, was originally used mainly for entertaining and is now available for rental and is used for events like wedding receptions and dinners. The rooms are beautiful.

The second floor was the family bedrooms, and now features a restored Victorian bedroom and exhibits portraying aspects of St. Joseph history including exhibits on the Civil War in St. Joseph and the life and death of Jesse James.

The third floor, originally the servants quarters, now contains exhibits on the natural history of the area.

3  Thank Derrill L
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