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“Beautiful and historic”

Jefferson Barracks Historic Park
Ranked #40 of 258 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: When established in 1826, this was the largest military base in the U.S., which serves today as a national cemetery.
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful and historic”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

This is a beautiful park and if ever in the sSaint Louis area I highly recommend a visit. The historic nature alone makes this park a must stop.

Visited July 2012
Thank dshendry
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Madison, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
329 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 533 helpful votes
“U.S. Military Post 1826 to 1946 Lots of history here!”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

After we visited Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site & learning about Jefferson Barracks, we went to see this historic park. This was established in 1826 and is huge! It was the largest military base in the U.S. at one time. It was established as a base camp for the troops fighting the Indian Wars. Many famous soliders served here. There are 3 museums that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We first went looking for the visitor center. It was a bit tricky, but managed finally to find it. It is a white barn (circa 1878)& the visitor center is downstairs.

There is also a National Cemetery here.

One museum was dedicated to the Civil War and the lady who was volunteering that day was probably in her 80's and really knew her history! She was lovely.

If you have time to hike, the trail is a 5.5 mile loop that will take you by the important sites to see. At the visitor center you can pick up the guide. Park is open from 8 AM to sunset.

You could spend the whole day here. We didn't have that much time. But we would like to come back again and see more.

Visited May 2012
2 Thank limey52
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St. Louis
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Reverent tribute to the men and women who served our country.”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Beautifully maintained but lately has become overrun by deer, which although beautiful to see, be sure you are careful as you drive through the cemetary.

Visited October 2012
2 Thank Sandiatthebeach
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Remembering the Fallen”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

My grandfather is buried here and I still get the chills everytime I visit. It is truly amazing when you look at all the white crosses lined up and realize these men gave the ultimate sacrafice for their country. A very moving place to visit.

Visited May 2012
2 Thank Carlene K
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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

We went to find the grave of my aunt's husband who died in WW II. There is construction in the main administration building right now, so we didn't have access, but there was a grave-locator (computer) pavillion in back which provided maps and helped us to locate the correct spot in the park. With just a little exploration, we were able to find the correct section and row. Amazing how many thousands of rows of tomstones you could see! It's a huge place, so plan on driving.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Linda H
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