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“Great New Museum”

Missouri Civil War Museum
Ranked #12 of 254 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Chicago, Illinois
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99 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great New Museum”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

This nice new museum is a wonderful addition to the many great historical attractions in St. Louis. A must see for history buffs and casual learners.

Visited March 2014
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Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Nice friendly museum”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

A nice museum with friendly staff. It is in a historical building with an addition in the works. Presented well with videos and static displays that are done well. Nice gift shop that has a good assortment of flags, books and other items.

Visited March 2014
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Wonderful Start”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

The museum just recently opened. For it not to be funded by any tax dollars, it is an amazing place. They are still planning on expanding and already have the artifacts ready, just not the funding. I hope to visit again in a few years and see it has expanded as planned.

Visited March 2014
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Imperial, Missouri, United States
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great experience!”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

Visited for the first time today with my wife and really enjoyed the experience! lots of things to see and the history really comes alive there. Amazing that they were able to create such a wonderful museum and fund it 100 percent with private money. Can't wait till the Library and research center next door opens in around 24 months! This is a must-see if you are in the St. Louis area.

Visited March 2014
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Green Bay, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Civil War Artifacts”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

This new museum has wonderful artifacts and pictures from the Civil War. Its next door to a wonderful St. Louis County park, and if it had been a warmer day we would have packed a lunch. The docent at the door was more than willing to answer all of our questions.

Visited March 2014
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