Jefferson Barracks Historic Park

Jefferson Barracks Historic Park, Saint Louis: Hours, Address, Jefferson Barracks Historic Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Jefferson Barracks Historic Park

Jefferson Barracks Historic Park
4.5
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Wednesday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,719 contributions
There is a ton to do on this military post - which is still continuously used by the Department of Defense. There is the National Cemetery, several museums, hiking trails, historic buildings, and other fun things for families. I could have spent a whole day just at this location.
Written August 9, 2021
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PaMike
Worland, WY103 contributions
Couples
We spent a good 4 hours visiting this historical park. When you arrive, you drive through a set of old gates and stone fence. The cemetary rolls over one slope into another and the headstones are laid in such a way that no matter which way you look at them, they stand in erect straight rows just like the servicemen below them did when standing at attention. There are various memorials you can visit for different wars; pavillions that you can rent for a private event or if open to just have a picnic; there is a walking trail that goes throughout the entire site which also meanders through the woods and along river; there are also historical buildings that you can visit.
Written July 4, 2017
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Elaine1154
St. Louis, MO23 contributions
Family
Jefferson Barracks Cemetery and Park is a gorgeous place to visit on the banks of the mighty Mississippi. Filled with history and wildlife. I go sometimes in the evening for a peaceful and beautiful drive and always take apples for the hundreds of deer that call it home. Loaded with all kinds of wildlife for you nature lovers. I've been to several National Cemeteries and this one ranks as one of the most beautiful and peaceful resting places for those who served.
Written May 10, 2012
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NewbernTraveler
Newbern, TN805 contributions
The Jefferson Barracks park is both a historical site and a playground, complete with ballfields, and the like. The centerpiece historically are some of the old military buildings which have survived and have been restored. One of these sits on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, providing a great river view, and has a nice museum inside, telling about the history of the facility. Located south of downtown St. Louis, it is kind of tricky to find. If you are limited on time in St. Louis, I would skip this. But if you have time and want to just take a walk and relax, or have a picnic, then you might try it out.
Written March 26, 2006
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Marian M
Ballwin, MO265 contributions
The national cemetery is majestic. I always feel a profound gratitude to those who have served our country. They have many deer that make it a home.It obviously is well kept and their federal employees do a great job. After taking a ride through the cemetery, try the museums. They all make us proud of our country.
Written August 25, 2019
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Maria B
Phoenix, AZ12 contributions
Family
I brought my granddaughter here for Memorial Day. JUST AMAZING! The staff all over the grounds were so helpful in helping us find our loved ones. We made a memory that she will NEVER FORGET!
Written June 5, 2019
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freddiemer
39 contributions
Friends
Everyone should visit here. Its so impressive and well kept. So many historic sites to visit and plenty of paved trails to walk or ride on.
Written September 28, 2018
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Lorin G
Saint Louis, MO1,934 contributions
Couples
We drove through this beautiful park to get to the National Cemetery. The park was filled with folks engaged in all sorts of activities. Our visit to the cemetery took place in the evening. It was beautiful, Young deer in large numbers roamed the park. We took a loaf of bread along to feed them. They come right up to get the pieces of bread. Some will eat it right out of the hand. This was a wonderful experience in a very historical setting.
Written May 27, 2017
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kiyaker
Waterloo, IL123 contributions
Family
Major fort in the west before and during the Civil War. The list of names that came through here is amazing. Oldest operating military institution west of the Mississippi.
Now a beautiful park on bluffs overlooking the river.
Written April 14, 2017
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S5248UJmaryt
Lombard, IL9 contributions
Solo
This beautiful historic park is a wonderful destination for individuals and families alike. The grounds are immense and spotless, the Civil War Museum is beautiful and as professionally presented as any historical museum I have ever visited. Most moving is the military cemetery that is a replica of Arlington Cemetery. This setting is breathtaking and somber with the rolling hills overlooking the Missouri river filled with white, simple and respectful headstones of so many fallen soldiers. This is one stop that is a MUST for anyone who is intrigued by American military history.
Written January 5, 2015
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Jefferson Barracks Historic Park is open:
  • Wed - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM