Jefferson Barracks, established in 1826 as the country’s first “Infantry School of Practice,” served as a major military installation until 1946. Named in honor of former President Thomas Jefferson, the post played an important role in westward expansion.Plan to visit Jefferson Barracks Historic Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Saint Louis attractions using our Saint Louis road trip app .
Jefferson Barracks Historic Park Reviews
The Jefferson Barracks Military Post, located on the Mississippi River in Lemay, Missouri, south of downtown St. Louis, was an important and active U.S. Army installation from 1826 to 1946 and remains... more »
I learned a lot about the Civil War in the west. John, the curator when we were there was very informative. The exhibits date before the start of the Civil War. The uniforms from the era and the tool ... more »
This park is fantastic. My family and I go there all the time and we're never disappointed. It's a great place to go on a bike ride or just relax with your friends.
Went to the JB Blast.It in my opinion was good.But not as good as previous years. The Barracks. Is a great tribute to our military. Its also a reminder of our history. I recommend a visit if this is what you are interested in. Also, The Sherman tank is cool.
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