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Missouri Civil War Museum

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Address: 222 Worth Ave, at historic Jefferson Barracks, Saint Louis, MO 63125-4253
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+1 314-845-1861
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Missouri Civil War Museum is housed in the old 1905 Jefferson Barracks...

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 began in 2003, and were completed 10 years later in 2013, with an opening date of June 29, 2013. During the Civil War, the property which this museum is located upon, contained various hospital ward buildings, where suffering and death occurred, thus making this sacred ground, and a most appropriate location for a Missouri Civil War Museum, honoring our soldiers of the past and present.

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A wonderful museum that is put together very well. They really did a good job on their building and their displays. I learned a thing or two as well. Highly recommend it when in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful museum that is put together very well. They really did a good job on their building and their displays. I learned a thing or two as well. Highly recommend it when in St. Louis. The national Cemetery nearby is not old but still recommended.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

With so much historical activity happening in this area makes this a fun and interesting location to visit for all. This is situated in a National Cemetery and a wonderful viewing area. The Mississippi River is in the background and you will enjoy spending a full day in this environment. Enjoy, the easy access from Il. or Mo, just look... More 

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We were headed to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and decided to stop at the Missouri Civil War Museum. I'm glad we did. It has good Civil War exhibits, but also a lot of history of the Barracks through World War II. Worth a visit!

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Hartford City, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was a pleasant find. The Jefferson Barracks has a ton of history associated with it. I was amazed in the amount of history and information presented by this small museum. Don't miss this hidden gem.

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Collinsville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2015

first time visit and i was impressed with the museum. the movies were great to listen to and they had many and chairs to sit and watch. it had so many different displays and i was so impressed with the organization of the events. make sure you visit this for the best civil war museum, you will love it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

First the price are right there , and the artefacts are really neat. There a few videos about the civil war , and also Missouri during the war. But. The best part is the national cemetery it will bring tears to your eyes to see the history.

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Cohasset, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2015

great place to visit. a lot of things from the war to see. the guns, swards, uniforms, and all the medical things.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2015

If you like history, go. Very well presented and very informative of Missouri's involvement in The Civil War.

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Kirksey, KY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2015

We learned a great deal about the Civil War in Missouri. It's an interesting place and worth the time it takes to visit.

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De Soto, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is a nice trip for those of us 11 and older. Full of a lot of information--we both learned something.

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