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Jefferson Barracks Historic Park

533 Grant Road, Saint Louis, MO 63125
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Ranked #33 of 148 attractions in Saint Louis
Type: Parks, Historic Sites
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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English first
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Top Contributor
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We thoroughly loved our visit to the Barracks civil war museum. The displays, artifacts, and videos added so much to our knowledge and appreciation for the prominent role Missouri, St Louis and the Barracks played in the conflict. The personnel at the museum were very accommodating and genuinely appreciative for visit. This was one of the highlights of our trip... More

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Top Contributor
271 reviews 271 reviews
65 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Well, I am going to do the review ahead of time because where I am going I do not believe they have Internet!!! When you check in you do not have to worry about checking out time. The men and women who have served our Country have a great final resting place and the staff take excellent care of the... More

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St. Louis
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35 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Hard to rate a place like this. JB is the final resting place of many, many selfless soldiers that served and gave the full measure. The area pre-dates the Civil War. Many of the great officers of the Civil War passed through Jefferson Barracks. I'm grateful for those who served to protect our country.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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142 reviews 142 reviews
29 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

It is the history. You can walk along the rows of graves and feel the history that is in the park. Know that every white stone you see is because someone put our country ahead of themselves, someday I \myself will be buried there. They have graves that go back to the civil war, so all those people are there... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

I take my Kids to JB a lot and they LOVE it!!! We love going to the Meramac Overlook, Beautiful!!! The Waterpark at "Sylvan Springs" is always a Fun Time!!!

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Festus, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

The cemetery is a beautiful tribute to all of those who have served our country. There should be, however, a museum to explain that history in detail to visitors. The new museum at Gettysburg should be the example to follow. The Visitors' Center and Museum were difficult to find and very disappointing--very disappointing. The museum we visited was very small... More

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