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Soldiers Memorial Military Museum

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Address: 1315 Chestnut St, Saint Louis, MO 63103-2317
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+1 314-622-4550
10:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00

Currently, Soldiers Memorial Military Museum has closed to undergo a...

Currently, Soldiers Memorial Military Museum has closed to undergo a multi-million dollar revitalization, creating a state-of-the-art museum facility honoring military service, veterans and their families. The Museum is expected to reopen in 2018. Soldiers Memorial Military Museum is operated by the Missouri Historical Society, which also operates the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park and the Library and Research Center on Skinker Boulevard.

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The Soldier's Memorial museum will close February 29 for renovations. It could be two years before it reopens. Hurry to downtown Saint Louis and check out this free museum with... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2016
Bob H
Kirkwood, Missouri
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Coquitlam, Canada
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

"The thing" to see at this place is a big grand painting portrait of Gen. John J. Pershing, the commander of the AEF (American Expeditionary Force) in WW1, and apart from that grand portrait are miscellaneous military items including a jeep vehicle probably used in WW2 and like a smaller prototype (not the real size) of a submarine; all in... More 

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

The Soldier's Memorial museum will close February 29 for renovations. It could be two years before it reopens. Hurry to downtown Saint Louis and check out this free museum with exhibits, paintings and artifacts that honor our soldiers, sailors and marines. This free museum has everything from bombs, to military uniforms, things found in enemy trenches (Chinese Opium pipe and... More 

Thank Bob H
Elizabethtown, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Nice small museum with good displays. 1 hour and you can look at everything. We were there during Sista Strut Walk and local radio station was blaring hip hop but not the end of world. Kids were ready to go in 10 minutes but if you are in area and into history then stop by. I wouldn't make a special... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

We visits as part of a self guided walking tour. I think it was well designed from the serenity and solemnity of the memorial to the location. We enjoyed paying tell spect to some of our nation's fallen heroes. Especially enjoyed the art that looked like a broken bayonet.

Thank Curlygirl96
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Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

My son is a history/war buff. We dropped by this impressive memorial after a day downtown. The displays and donated items had extensive stories behind them. It was a short visit but the building is fitting tribute to those who served our country.

Thank Kent A
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Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

This free attraction is very interesting to see the uniforms and weapons that were used at wartime in the past. There is not much to see but it made me appreciate our fallen soldiers even more.

Thank nikbme
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

I've been to St. Louis every year for the last 4 yrs to watch the Mets series and always try to find new places to visit. I'm not sure how I missed this attraction as I retired from the Air Force after 27 years and love military museums/attractions. I was the only person in the museum once they opened at... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 7 June 2015

Even as a visitor from another country, this memorial is well worth the time to visit,, entry is free and you can make a donation.. lots of exhibits and I ca bet you that at some time you will tear up as you read some of the letters from not just soldiers but there families. if you only visit one... More 

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Rochester, Illinois
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Reviewed 13 November 2014

This, museum, downtown St. Louis, is a place to ponder, reflect and learn of those who have defended our country from the greater St. Louis area. The displays cover a wide range of military history. Don't miss the scale model (15' long) of the USS Missouri SSN 780, one of America's newest nuclear submarines. This model was built by a... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 19 October 2014 via mobile

Another great location in Saint Louis to visit. The museum gives such a great overview in reference to our nation's military history. In addition, there are different displays of the artillery that was used over the years. There was also displays of a few uniforms that were worn. Do not want to give out too much detail. Overall, 5 stars!... More 

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