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Missouri Civil War Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Very well put together and displays MO split stance for both the North and the South. The staff is... read more

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Patricia P
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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This museum was so well put together, we were very impressed and so were our out of town guests... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steffie303
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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The Missouri Civil War Museum is housed in the old 1905 Jefferson Barracks Post Exchange (PX) and Gymnasium building, formerly part of the Jefferson Barracks military post, which is still an active military installation to this day. Renovations...more
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222 Worth Rd, Jefferson Barracks, Saint Louis, MO 63125-4253
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well put together and displays MO split stance for both the North and the South. The staff is very knowledgeable. I suggest it to all visitors from out of the state as well as going through the cemetery.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Patricia P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was so well put together, we were very impressed and so were our out of town guests. Exhibits were first class and inspiring as well as educational!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steffie303
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Missouri Civil War Museum is a small museum located about 15 miles south of downtown St Louis. It is also located near the banks of the Mississippi River and Jefferson Barracks. It is housed in the old 1905 Jefferson Barracks Post Exchange and Gymnasium...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a cool museum. If you are interested in Civil War or Missouri history, you won’t be disappointed. The coolest part to us was the vast collection of personal artifacts like clothing from the mid-1800’s and a variety of field amputation kits. We spent...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NashvilleFlip
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

I took five teenage boys to the museum last week. I felt it was very thorough in explaining the reasons behind the war. The displays and movies were all very well done, interesting and informative. I especially enjoyed the section about the guerilla war that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019

Stopped in on a whim on a Saturday afternoon. I was welcomed by a friendly and very knowledgeable employee. He told me all about the military there on the grounds and about the museum. Toured the whole place. It took about 90mins to go through...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tomb9819
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

I never knew this existed and I am a St. Louis native. Lots of history. Amazing artifacts. Great place to visit. Need at least an hour to view everything.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dawnmT4829RC
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Provides a good history of Missouri's role in the Civil War. Wonderful artifacts though many of the exhibits are poorly lit and a challenge for an old guy like me 😊. Otherwise the supporting films are very good. The museum is adjacent to the Jefferson...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank chrisnuch
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time at this museum. Every nice staff. A major amount of civil war memorabilia. No matter which side of the war you fall on it is important to learn the valuable information that this museum provides .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank B9630AKjasonc
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

I am a avid civil war history buff. This museum is great. If has many artifacts from every aspect of the war to include the bands to soldiers to medicine. Don’t be scared away by some the google reviews of it being more about the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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wearegamers2019
October 24, 2017|
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Response from Gregory W | Reviewed this property |
It's been a while since I was there, but I don't think they would mind at all. It's very laid back.
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Mom_USA70
October 12, 2017|
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Response from Gregory W | Reviewed this property |
At least an hour, maybe a bit longer.
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Lbrose
July 19, 2016|
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Response from hanesmd | Reviewed this property |
Only if they are very, very interested in that time period. City Museum is a better option for them. Or the Magic House is tailored made for that age.
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