Missouri Civil War Museum, Saint Louis

4.7
Visit Missouri Civil War Museum for a chance to learn about Missouri's role in the American Civil War, a story told through artifacts from the era. The museum is housed in the Jefferson Barracks Military Post, which was established in 1862 as an Infantry School of Practice. It takes up the gymnasium building, which was built in 1905 for commissioned officers. You'll find displays of military weapons, uniforms, and medical supplies from both sides of the conflict here, which help provide insight into this state's position during the war. The main room houses the bulk of the exhibits. Don't miss the parlor chair originating from the Lincoln White House. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Saint Louis trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Found the Civil War Museum while looking for some place new to visit in the St. Louis area. I’m so glad we did, it was very interesting. I’ve heard of Jefferson Barracks all my life but didn’t realize...  more »
  • Wow! The Missouri Civil War Museum is excellent. Much better than I expected. The videos explaining Missouri’s pivotal role in the Civil War are EXCELLENT! This museum focuses not just on the Civil Wa...  more »
  • You really, really need to love history, especially Civil War history, to find this place a good value. Not to say it is uninteresting to those who do not fit into either of those categories, but cons...  more »
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  • Really interesting history of the place. Exhibits are very well done and contain some amazing pieces. Informative short films provide more info and a chance to sit for a free minutes. Gift shop has a nice variety and is very reasonably priced
  • The exhibits are amazing! You can tell that so much time and effort went into them! I recommend this to history buffs and students! An entrance fee does apply though but it’s worth it!
  • Very cool, smallish museum located in a historic building within Jefferson Barracks. Nice collection of weapons, uniforms and artifacts accompanied by informational films focusing on the Civil War in Missouri and on Jefferson Barracks history. Well worth the time!
  • Had a great time. Really able to keep the attention of a group of teenagers.
  • A lot more interesting than I knew. At 59, I am learning some history.
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