Missouri Civil War Museum, Saint Louis

4.8
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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  • This place is a gem! Knowledgeable staff, great exhibits, full of important history about Missouri's important role in the Civil War, and Jefferson Barracks' important role in our country's history. A...  more »
  • Not well known, but definitely worth the short trip south of St. Louis! My 13 yo son enjoyed this museum more than the Arch Museum! Historic restored building packed with many antiquities from the Civ...  more »
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  • Great museum with a lot of great information. My kids did not enjoy it like I did but there were plenty of picnic tables to enjoy the nice day with dad while I took my time inside. Clean bathroom and the women's room did have a changing table.
  • An excellent small museum dedicated to education and the complexities of the Civil War in Missouri, one of the most internally divided states. A large, varied, and high quality collection of artifacts are on display, with interpretative materials and audiovisual resources touching on issues as varied as military medicine and the African American experience. Allow 2 to 3 hours. Very highly recommended!

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