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“elatives are buried here.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jefferson Barracks Historic Park

Jefferson Barracks Historic Park
533 Grant Road, Saint Louis, MO 63125
314-544-5714
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Ranked #39 of 329 things to do in Saint Louis
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Owner description: When established in 1826, this was the largest military base in the U.S., which serves today as a national cemetery.
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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13 reviews
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“elatives are buried here.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

My family lives in the park area so I'm there quite often. The park itself is beautiful and very clean. Great place to picnic and walk. The cemetary is a wonderful place to walk too! Lot of history in this park including the cemetary

Visited January 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“so many reindeers were there”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

remembering my grandpa and the only thing that made me smile that day is hearing my neice ask me to look at all the reindeer. and there were a lot of them. this place is always peaceful.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Great Running Trail”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

The running trail in Jefferson Barracks Historic Park is a hilly trail, perfect for short run days. You will probably see deer during your run!

Visited December 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Beautiful and historic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This is a beautiful park and if ever in the sSaint Louis area I highly recommend a visit. The historic nature alone makes this park a must stop.

Visited July 2012
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“U.S. Military Post 1826 to 1946 Lots of history here!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

After we visited Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site & learning about Jefferson Barracks, we went to see this historic park. This was established in 1826 and is huge! It was the largest military base in the U.S. at one time. It was established as a base camp for the troops fighting the Indian Wars. Many famous soliders served here. There are 3 museums that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We first went looking for the visitor center. It was a bit tricky, but managed finally to find it. It is a white barn (circa 1878)& the visitor center is downstairs.

There is also a National Cemetery here.

One museum was dedicated to the Civil War and the lady who was volunteering that day was probably in her 80's and really knew her history! She was lovely.

If you have time to hike, the trail is a 5.5 mile loop that will take you by the important sites to see. At the visitor center you can pick up the guide. Park is open from 8 AM to sunset.

You could spend the whole day here. We didn't have that much time. But we would like to come back again and see more.

Visited May 2012
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