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Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site

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More Than A House

The boyhood home of General Pershing was more than a tour of an old house. In addition to the... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Good guided tour

For four dollars the guided tour is excellent. The 20 minute movie about General Pershing tells you... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2018
Wichita, Kansas
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Explore a piece of America’s military history at Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site and learn about the experiences that molded a Laclede country boy into one of the nation’s legendary generals. Pershing and his family moved into...more
1100 Pershing Dr, Laclede, MO 64651-9107
+1 660-963-2525
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

The boyhood home of General Pershing was more than a tour of an old house. In addition to the house, there was a small museum, a statue/memorial garden, and a gift shop. Two hours could easily be spent here, and the site was small enough...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

For four dollars the guided tour is excellent. The 20 minute movie about General Pershing tells you a lot about his life and worth the time. His home offers a window into his boyhood life and was surprising more middle class than expected. Overall a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

Have been here often and spent several hours each time history is great. A lot of things new and old about General Pershing

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Bonnie O
Reviewed January 5, 2018

This is a very interesting place to visit, especially if one is a WWI history enthusiast. You will find great guides and both Pershing's personal and war leadership history is very interesting. It's located in a small town in North Central Missouri.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

This is a small museum in an even smaller town but we were glad we made the detour to visit. The price for admission is $4 per adult and includes the boyhood home of General Pershing and a small, but interesting museum housed in a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

This state historic site is a must see if you find yourself in northeast Missouri. There is a really great film about General John Pershing's amazing life. I learned that he was the ONLY general to be awarded six stars. His home was very nice...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

It's a very small run down town where the house is. Roads are mostly gravel or broken up asphalt. General Pershing was a go get 'em kind of General, so of course you have to see where he grew up. I live near here so...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Melissa H
Reviewed October 14, 2016

No, it's not Monticello, buy we knew that going in:) Pershing's home is an excellent example of an upper-middle-class home from the late 19th Century. The guide was great! We enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Roy M
Reviewed July 4, 2016

This small little museum is on a dirt road and provides lots of great information about the major general of American forces during WW1. About an hour to walk through everything and enjoy the tour. Well worth the time if you are a fan of...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank J222_psu
Reviewed July 2, 2016

Any American Military leader of the 20th or 21st Century follows in the footsteps of John j.Pershing. This is a wonderful complex in a very small town in Missouri. The House is very accessible, and does not have an off limits air as other historical...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Les M
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