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Jefferson Barracks Historic Park

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Address: 533 Grant Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63125-4121
Phone Number: 314-544-5714
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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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Had a nice Dinner at Bartollies Itallian food, Cici Pizzia also great food at Steak & Shake diner.

Lot of good sites to look at the Arch, take a ride on a riverboat down the Mississippi river that passes right Jefferson National Cemetery. Lot of history in that Cemetery From... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lot of good sites to look at the Arch, take a ride on a riverboat down the Mississippi river that passes right Jefferson National Cemetery. Lot of history in that Cemetery From the 1800s. Civil War a great place to visit.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been visiting B since childhood. I do go there regularly...like weekly. There's so much to do there including the archery course. It has beautiful views of the Mississippi River and has so much interesting history of war time.

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Florissant, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jefferson Barracks Historic Park is the site of a National Cemetery in South Saint Louis, where I have gone too often to bid farewell to veterans and their spouses in the 21st century

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a local wildlife and landscape photographer and visit this park for the many opportunities to photograph the wild deer. There are even a couple of albino deer residents. The museums are very nice. It makes a great visit. It's especially nice to sit and overlook the Mississippi river.

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in St Louis for the weekend and had time to kill before the Cards game and my wife found this as the site for the Missouri Civil War Museum. The Museum was very good if you have any interest in that period it's well worth the stop - be sure to view the videos. That led to us... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The Jefferson Barracks Cemetery is a lesson in American history. Framed against the Mississippi River the stark white tombstones shows the price of our collective history and its terrible cost. There are many graves of unknown soldiers and those from conflicts and wars that are sometimes overlooked. Take some time and wander the cemetery and give a quiet nod to... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The new Civil War Museum does an excellent job of explaining Jefferson Barracks. There are also other museums on the grounds that are good, but I'd go to the Civil War Museum to get an overview of the Jefferson Barracks Historic Park.

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Highland, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

My father is buried at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery. It is very peaceful and beautifully kept up. The museum is very interesting. They have some very good classes that I've signed my classes up for. They let the students churn butter in the Colonial class. In the spy class, they make code wheel. They get to dress up in historic war... More 

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Rolla, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

My father, several cousins and a brother are buried in the cemetery there. The grounds are immaculate. The museum is small, but w/c accessible.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

My Grandfather was buried at the Cemetery in March and unfortunately we were unable to attend his burial service because we were from out of town and could not accommodate the date given to us that my Grandfather was buried. As a result my husband and I visited to see where my grandfather was buried and ended up staying for... More 

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