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Jefferson Barracks Historic Park

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Address: 533 Grant Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63125-4121
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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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Beautiful, serene place for reflection

My father, several cousins and a brother are buried in the cemetery there. The grounds are immaculate. The museum is small, but w/c accessible.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 July 2016
Candy R
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Rolla, Missouri
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Rolla, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

My father, several cousins and a brother are buried in the cemetery there. The grounds are immaculate. The museum is small, but w/c accessible.

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Thank Candy R
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

My Grandfather was buried at the Cemetery in March and unfortunately we were unable to attend his burial service because we were from out of town and could not accommodate the date given to us that my Grandfather was buried. As a result my husband and I visited to see where my grandfather was buried and ended up staying for... More 

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columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Missouri was torn by the Civil War at the same time its citizens were divided among themselves. The Museum at Jefferson Barracks tries to describe the division without taking sides. The history of this Army base/fort prior and after the Civil War is amazing!

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Thank 67kewpie
Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We visited this park after touring the Civil War Museum. There are plenty of picnic tables spread throughout the park and lots of people were running, biking and playing frisbee golf. We had a picnic lunch and then went geocaching in the park. We saw lots of deer in the trees. The cemetery is huge. The grave locator was easy... More 

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Thank LuvMex828
St. Louis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

It is nice historic park that also has the military graveyard site which is nice for the people that dedicate their service to our country!

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Thank William S
Evansville, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

My husband and I visited here in the summer of 2015. The museum is fairly small but well-organized and scooter-accessible. There aren't many Civil War Battlefield, etc. to visit in this area, so we're fortunate to have this one nearby. I'm planning on returning next fall with my American History Class.

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Thank moomama
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

This in a truly wonderful place to visit overlooking the Mississippi River. The National Cemetery portion is set on gentle rolling hills, and it is a must see when visiting the park. The park offers much to the visitor. There are biking and hiking trails. Picnic areas and a visitors center are featured. There are several museums to visit as... More 

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Thank Lorin G
O'Fallon, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

I've been coming to Jefferson Barracks for as long as I can remember. From back in the 80s having hours of fun playing with my sister in the park to visiting family at the cemetery. I haven't been for several years and have moved to the next state, but recently I came back here to visit and not much has... More 

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Ramsey, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We went there after seeing the review. It was great friendly desk worker told us what was where and what not to miss. There was lots of history there and very well done. We have been to many history museums and I think this one was really well done. If your in St Louis don't miss this one.

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Thank Bigdog77
St Louis MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

An amazing cemetery. Full of dear and tears. A great place to pay your respects and give thanks regardless if you have a loved one there.

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