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Jefferson Barracks Historic Park

Address: 533 Grant Road, Saint Louis, MO 63125
Phone Number: 314-544-5714
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Ranked #29 of 133 Attractions in Saint Louis
Type: Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: When established in 1826, this was the largest military base in the U.S., which serves today as a...
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Type: Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owner description: When established in 1826, this was the largest military base in the U.S., which serves today as a national cemetery.

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Springfield, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My mother drove me over here to see where our family was laid to rest. Those from our family who served were many. Death is the saddest concept known to man, but whoever handles the upkeep is doing an amazing job. The view of the many correctly and perfectly aligned tombstones just takes your breath away. The wall of deceased... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This beautiful historic park is a wonderful destination for individuals and families alike. The grounds are immense and spotless, the Civil War Museum is beautiful and as professionally presented as any historical museum I have ever visited. Most moving is the military cemetery that is a replica of Arlington Cemetery. This setting is breathtaking and somber with the rolling hills... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

One could get lost in here learning about the civil war and especially the impact on Missouri. Staff were very personable and helpful. Located in beautiful Jefferson Barracks and close to the cemetery.

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Jackson, Missouri
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The grounds are well kept, paved trails everywhere! The museums are well done with lots of local history, this place is a gem! Spend the afternoon at a much slower pace than the world around you....

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I visited 5 of the city's cemeteries on the day I was here. It was the most well kept and organized of them all! They have a grave finder computer kiosk outside of the office so that you can find anyone's grave during hours the cemetery is open, but the office is not. It will print a map and give... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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207 reviews 207 reviews
93 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you have never been to a United States National Cemetery, you are missing something special. Jefferson Barracks, where my uncle is buried, is beautiful and well kept, and just like military precision, the view of the graves is something not to be missed.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Beautiful cemetery. A must see while in St. Louis. The area is well kept and while we drove through the cemetery we saw several deer roaming the grave sites. The museum is also a must. Great history.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It's a darn shame that the Federal government doesn't put money into this park to keep up the historic buildings. As the oldest active military installation west of the Mississippi (1826), its historic value is priceless, yet the government has allowed the buildings to fall into disrepair. The one bright spot is the Missouri Civil War Museum, a non-profit run... More 

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Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I visited this historic site on May 17, 2014 while visiting family in the St Louis area. Having recently completed the research and writing of a family history book, I know my great grandfather was stationed at Jefferson Barracks in April and May of 1864 as well as other posts in Missouri. This cemetery, like all national cemeteries, is a... More 

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Iowa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We drove through the cemetery and it was just amazing to see all of the white stones in row after row. I was glad my kids got to experience seeing it. Amazing and very Sad all at the same time.

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