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Jefferson Barracks Historic Park

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Address: 533 Grant Road, Saint Louis, MO 63125
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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History along the banks of the Mississippi

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Seattle
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Candy R
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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columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Missouri was torn by the Civil War at the same time its citizens were divided among themselves. The Museum at Jefferson Barracks tries to describe the division without taking sides. The history of this Army base/fort prior and after the Civil War is amazing!

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Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We visited this park after touring the Civil War Museum. There are plenty of picnic tables spread throughout the park and lots of people were running, biking and playing frisbee golf. We had a picnic lunch and then went geocaching in the park. We saw lots of deer in the trees. The cemetery is huge. The grave locator was easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

It is nice historic park that also has the military graveyard site which is nice for the people that dedicate their service to our country!

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Evansville, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

My husband and I visited here in the summer of 2015. The museum is fairly small but well-organized and scooter-accessible. There aren't many Civil War Battlefield, etc. to visit in this area, so we're fortunate to have this one nearby. I'm planning on returning next fall with my American History Class.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

This in a truly wonderful place to visit overlooking the Mississippi River. The National Cemetery portion is set on gentle rolling hills, and it is a must see when visiting the park. The park offers much to the visitor. There are biking and hiking trails. Picnic areas and a visitors center are featured. There are several museums to visit as... More 

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