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Jefferson Barracks Historic Park

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Address: 533 Grant Road, Saint Louis, MO 63125
Phone Number: +1 314-544-5714
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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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A look at the headstones in the Cemetery is overwhelming. To hear them play taps in the background is incredible. Anyone who cares about the Veterans needs to see this Park

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 17, 2016
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

A look at the headstones in the Cemetery is overwhelming. To hear them play taps in the background is incredible. Anyone who cares about the Veterans needs to see this Park

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

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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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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