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Address: 533 Grant Road, Saint Louis, MO 63125
Phone Number: 314-544-5714
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Description: When established in 1826, this was the largest military base in the U.S...
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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National Cemetary and Historic Park

Beautiful historic and scenic nature park along the Mississippi River in South St. Louis County. You will see nature at it's finest and the park is clean and well maintained... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful historic and scenic nature park along the Mississippi River in South St. Louis County. You will see nature at it's finest and the park is clean and well maintained, hiking trails, biking trails and areas to relax.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Amazing place to Honor those and their families that have served our country. It size is large. I'm told they average 30 Burials a day here. The graves are occupied by servicemen from all military branches. It truly is a sobering moment to hear Taps in the background and see the military men bury one of their fellow brothers or... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The entrance to the Jefferson Barracks Historic Park is beautiful! I wanted to stop just to take a picture of the architecture. We were told that the cemetery located inside actually has burial mounds of the Cahokia Indians. The drive to the Civil War museum is a scenic drive. I bet in the fall when the colors change it is... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The first time I ever saw Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, I cried. Well, my beloved Aunt Rose passed away and was buried there that day. But that wasn't the only reason I cried. The cemetery is breathtakingly beautiful, and the rows of grave markers are so straight and well-kept. There are deer in the park. But most importantly, it is... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My husband is writing a book on historic cemeteries, so it was our dream to visit this cemetery when we moved to Missouri. Coming from SoCal, there are a couple of standout military cemeteries that are quite beautiful in their own right. The best, of course, is Ft. Rosecrans, which stands on a hill and overlooks the Pacific Ocean on... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The new aquatic center is brand new and beautiful. It just opened up this summer. It has a lazy river, a climbing wall a diving board and a jumping board. Very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The Civil War Museum at Jefferson Barracks was a huge surprise. It is so interesting with displays and videos that tell about the people and the times. The staff was so knowledgable and helpful in our search for information on our great uncle, a union soldier, who died there.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This park/national cemetery is an amazing place! You have the incredible cemetery grounds, which are rich with history and fascinating older headstones, too. Then you have the park, which features paved walking trails, lots of native wildlife, and perfect picnic places. It is a decent hike also if you go off trail. And, bring a camera for some terrific nature... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Love riding bicycles in this park. Trails are well kept. The scenery is pretty. There is a historical element in the park as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Jefferson Barracks is a large federal state and military area filled with history since 1800 when it became military out post. Since that time it's been a major demarcation and training facility. Prior to and during the civil war all of the notable historic individuals passed through its gates including Grant and Lee. It's home to several museums and a... More 

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