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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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Graveyard

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2016
William S

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99 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Thank William S
Evansville, IL
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5 reviews
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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Thank moomama
Saint Louis, Missouri
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370 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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Thank Lorin G
O'Fallon, Illinois
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

I've been coming to Jefferson Barracks for as long as I can remember. From back in the 80s having hours of fun playing with my sister in the park to visiting family at the cemetery. I haven't been for several years and have moved to the next state, but recently I came back here to visit and not much has... More 

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Thank Ang1919
Ramsey, Minnesota
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201 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

We went there after seeing the review. It was great friendly desk worker told us what was where and what not to miss. There was lots of history there and very well done. We have been to many history museums and I think this one was really well done. If your in St Louis don't miss this one.

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Thank Bigdog77
St Louis MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

An amazing cemetery. Full of dear and tears. A great place to pay your respects and give thanks regardless if you have a loved one there.

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Thank Mary Ann B
Burnsville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

My dad is buried here. He is a veteran of WWII. There is a lot of history in this park. It sits high on a cliff along the mighty Mississippi river. When he was alive and my sisters and brother and I would come down to a playground near this graveyard. That was in the 1960's. We buried him July... More 

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Thank Carole S
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Amazing this national cemetery is off the radar. We had never heard of it and stumbled across it when we visited the civil war museum. Definitely worth a drive through. Only disappointment is that the park is so large, even though there are maps, you don't know what or where to look for things. I would do some research for... More 

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Thank Robert W
Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Such order and care is taken of the whole area. Awe-inspiring to see. Makes you feel like you are walking into a part of history.

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Thank MommaRix
Saint Louis, Missouri
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant were assigned here. If you are a history buff, read up on this and check it out when you are in St. Louis. If you visit at dusk, there are lots of deer who are used to being fed by the locals. Bring some carrots and the deer will come right up to... More 

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