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Missouri Civil War Museum, Saint Louis

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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. To visit Missouri Civil War Museum and other attractions in Saint Louis, use our Saint Louis trip itinerary maker.
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Saint Louis is famous for its relatively low cost of living, so you can often find affordable rooms even in its most expensive hotels. The sprawling metropolitan region boasts nearly 40,000 hotel rooms, 8,000 of them in downtown. In this area, you can choose from a range of full-service hotels offering all the comforts of home within walking distance of the city's major attractions. If all you need is a decent bed, consider an inn near the airport.
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  • 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 th...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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  more »
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  • Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Wonderful artifacts, things in the museum I never would have thought about. Also a very well-rounded gift shop
  • This was fascinating! It was way better than we expected. Multiple floors of information, artifacts, and history. I liked the way that the timeline was shown to lead you though the changing lines and states during the civil war. The location is nice because it is near the National Cemetary. Go there as well.
  • World class museum in St Louis. My expectations were pretty high and this museum exceeded all of them. I appreciate the focus on the war from the Missouri perspective.
  • Lots of history here. It doesn't take long to walk through if you don't spend the time reading the informational sounds in the exhibits. Spend that time reading because there's lots of interesting information.
  • Took our cub scout den as part of the Memorial Day Good Turn event. The boys were very interested and learned a lot