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Jefferson Barracks Historic Park

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Address: 533 Grant Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63125-4121
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+1 314-544-5714
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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When established in 1826, this was the largest military base in the U.S.,...

When established in 1826, this was the largest military base in the U.S., which serves today as a national cemetery.

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My dad is buried here. He is a veteran of WWII. There is a lot of history in this park. It sits high on a cliff along the mighty Mississippi river. When he was alive and my... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 January 2016
Carole S
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

My dad is buried here. He is a veteran of WWII. There is a lot of history in this park. It sits high on a cliff along the mighty Mississippi river. When he was alive and my sisters and brother and I would come down to a playground near this graveyard. That was in the 1960's. We buried him July... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Amazing this national cemetery is off the radar. We had never heard of it and stumbled across it when we visited the civil war museum. Definitely worth a drive through. Only disappointment is that the park is so large, even though there are maps, you don't know what or where to look for things. I would do some research for... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Such order and care is taken of the whole area. Awe-inspiring to see. Makes you feel like you are walking into a part of history.

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Thank MommaRix
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant were assigned here. If you are a history buff, read up on this and check it out when you are in St. Louis. If you visit at dusk, there are lots of deer who are used to being fed by the locals. Bring some carrots and the deer will come right up to... More 

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Helotes, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

First off the visitors center is hard to figure out. The entry door is a nondescript door on the ground level in the back of the building. The map we were provided for the grounds is detailed and colored but the names and number on the map don't necessarily match the buildings. It is a little hard to figure your... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

This park is breathtaking. Rows and rows of tombstones of people who have served our country. So unbelievable! And if you go right before dusk, there are deer everywhere in between the headstones. Takes your breath away.

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Thank klee1004
Arnold, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

This jewel was something we discovered within the past year thanks to members of our church family. The museums will ignite the memories of those who served, their attire, weaponry, battles, and for some, the ultimate sacrifice. The displayed travel date is approximately six months later than our actual visit because the calendar doesn't go back far enough.

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Thank Charlotte K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Great park for biking, walking, and a fantastic, long disc golf course! Highly recommend, close to many highways as well!

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Thank Josh H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

This place is near and dear to my family. My husbands grandpa is at peace here. When we go to visit him, it's always so beautiful and peaceful. When you walk in, you can't be anything but grateful for these amazing men and women that either gave their lives for us or who severed to keep us safe!

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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Fairly new historic museum 1905 building is open others too follow Beautifully presented Knowledgeable and courteous staff Highly recommended

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