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Missouri Civil War Museum

222 Worth Ave, at historic Jefferson Barracks, Saint Louis, MO 63125-4253
+1 314-845-1861
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Worth the visit for history buffs

A friend and I visited the Civil War Museum on a recent trip to St. Louis, Mo. Housed in a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
amy s
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Great stop over

We travel over on the rain to see this museum. After you arrive stop and ask how to get the to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Quinton, Alabama
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
222 Worth Ave, at historic Jefferson Barracks, Saint Louis, MO 63125-4253
+1 314-845-1861
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Reviewed yesterday

A friend and I visited the Civil War Museum on a recent trip to St. Louis, Mo. Housed in a beautifully restored red brick building on the grounds of the Jefferson Training Facility, the museum is also looking to expand its educational and research capabilities....More

Thank amy s
Reviewed 5 days ago

We travel over on the rain to see this museum. After you arrive stop and ask how to get the to museum. The place has all sorts of history. I enjoyed the Route 66 the most.

Thank Mimitimes4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just walking into the Missouri Civil War Museum you feel the shift in atmosphere. The museum has so many unique artifacts and each display is distinct. I enjoyed walking though it and would go back there again. The staff was friendly and helpful. The restored...More

Thank CPW482
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting, and great exhibits. Great job of refurbishing building. Museum well worth the price. Two things bothered me. They had predominant portraits of Gen. Lee and Gen. Jackson, but none of Gen. Grant and Sherman who were both from St. Louis, and who won...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is so much more than a civil war museum. A state of the art facility. Helpful staff. a very nice gift shop. We will come back here and bring our friends and relatives

Thank sue p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum sits in Jefferson Barracks, a building that once served as an exercise/ training/recovery facility for soldiers. It now houses Civil War stories from the past, told through video, musical instruments, weaponry, clothing, medical tools, and more. There are two multi-room floors, including a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is located int he historic Jefferson Barracks park. The building has recently been done and has a lot of information about the Civil war. They also have an extensive gift shop. You could easily spend a hour or so here. If you are...More

Thank TSP2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is nicely maintained in a building that survived almost being torn down. They have affordable admission and have a nice little film for you to watch before you enter the galleries. There are nice artifacts displayed all throughout the museum and it's nicely...More

Thank Tara P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jefferson Barracks, the site of the museum, has been an important US military installation since 1824. The small museum is one of the finest examples of the educational display of artifacts I've encountered. The collection comprises uniforms and civilian clothing, weapons, musical instruments, medical instruments...More

Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Wanted something to do on a lazy Saturday so we took a chance and drove 45 minutes. Very informative and interesting. Staff answers any questions you have, the video documentaries are well designed, and the clothing and artifacts are amazing. Well worth the drive.

Thank Leslie P
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Would you recommend this for children under 5?
20 July 2016|
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Response from hanesmd | Reviewed this property |
Only if they are very, very interested in that time period. City Museum is a better option for them. Or the Magic House is tailored made for that age.
Would an older individual be able to walk the site and be able to sit down if/as necessary?
1 July 2016|
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Response from Jhunter31 | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot of walking, but I think you would be able to find a place to sit down.
How much does it cost?
26 April 2016|
Response from MOCivilWarMuseum | Property representative |
$7.00 / Adult $6.00 / Senior $5.00 / Military Veteran $5.00 / Children 5 yrs of age and older Free / Children under 5 yrs of age Free / Active Military Personnel