Jefferson Barracks Historic Park

Jefferson Barracks Historic Park

Jefferson Barracks Historic Park
4.5
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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stulimom
Bonita Springs, FL875 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We were looking for some outdoor fun over Thanksgiving and found it on the large concrete patio outside one of their museums where the kids enjoyed inline skating and the young one on her scooter. Be sure to bring these along! Then we stopped into 2 of the museums with wonderful military uniforms and displays of early battle equipment. They are free though a donation was well worth it. And the view of the Mississippi and the St Louis Arch from that patio was great. It was a bit hard to locate just where the outdoor play area was but we did find this patio and enjoyed it.
Written December 2, 2022
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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,886 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • 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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NewbernTraveler
Newbern, TN858 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Elaine1154
St. Louis, MO22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • 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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Marian M
Ballwin, MO239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • 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
47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • 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, MO1,912 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • 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, IL113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • 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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