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Jefferson Barracks Historic Park

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Address: 533 Grant Road, Saint Louis, MO 63125
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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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Somber and impressive

More than 100,000 veterans and spouses are interred here. The uniform white headstones spread across the rolling hills in all directions. It's as impressive as Arlington National... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

More than 100,000 veterans and spouses are interred here. The uniform white headstones spread across the rolling hills in all directions. It's as impressive as Arlington National Cemetery. The burials represent every war from 1812 to the present. We attended the burial of a friend, a veteran Navy man. His ceremony was emotionally moving as the bugler played taps and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm from St. Louis. Jefferson Barracks was a U.S. Army post from 1826 to 1946 and holds several large cemeteries. The thing is unlike Arlington most of the graves aren't for people who died in service. If you served even in peace time-you get a grave. There is a good river view but the trail got flooded and the three... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A look at the headstones in the Cemetery is overwhelming. To hear them play taps in the background is incredible. Anyone who cares about the Veterans needs to see this Park

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Lot of good sites to look at the Arch, take a ride on a riverboat down the Mississippi river that passes right Jefferson National Cemetery. Lot of history in that Cemetery From the 1800s. Civil War a great place to visit.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I've been visiting B since childhood. I do go there regularly...like weekly. There's so much to do there including the archery course. It has beautiful views of the Mississippi River and has so much interesting history of war time.

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Florissant, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Jefferson Barracks Historic Park is the site of a National Cemetery in South Saint Louis, where I have gone too often to bid farewell to veterans and their spouses in the 21st century

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I am a local wildlife and landscape photographer and visit this park for the many opportunities to photograph the wild deer. There are even a couple of albino deer residents. The museums are very nice. It makes a great visit. It's especially nice to sit and overlook the Mississippi river.

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We were in St Louis for the weekend and had time to kill before the Cards game and my wife found this as the site for the Missouri Civil War Museum. The Museum was very good if you have any interest in that period it's well worth the stop - be sure to view the videos. That led to us... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The Jefferson Barracks Cemetery is a lesson in American history. Framed against the Mississippi River the stark white tombstones shows the price of our collective history and its terrible cost. There are many graves of unknown soldiers and those from conflicts and wars that are sometimes overlooked. Take some time and wander the cemetery and give a quiet nod to... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The new Civil War Museum does an excellent job of explaining Jefferson Barracks. There are also other museums on the grounds that are good, but I'd go to the Civil War Museum to get an overview of the Jefferson Barracks Historic Park.

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