Becoming a Member

Member Benefits

Thank you for your interest in museum membership! Your donations help to keep Patee House open to visitors from around the world. A membership also entitles you to free admission to both Patee House Museum and the Jesse James Home, as well as a subscription to our monthly newsletter, Pony Express Mail.

Membership Levels and Dues

  • Junior Membership (age 16 and under) — $5.00 USD
  • Regular Membership — $15.00 USD
  • Sustaining Membership — $25.00 USD
  • Corporate Membership — $30.00 USD
  • Associate Membership — $50.00 USD
  • Sponsor Membership — $100.00 USD
  • Life Membership1 — One time payment of $500.00 USD or more

1 Life membership is on a per-couple basis (when applicable).


The Patee House Museum is a registered 501(c)(3) corporation in the state of Missouri. The museum is funded entirely by admissions, sales, and donations. Donations to Patee House are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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