We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Missouri Civil War Museum

222 Worth Ave, at historic Jefferson Barracks, Saint Louis, MO 63125-4253
+1 314-845-1861
Review Highlights
Well done

Outstanding job! This was a great place to visit and see how Missouri fit into the Civil War. The... read more

Reviewed today
Memphis, Tennessee
via mobile
Learn about Missouri in the Civil War here.

For its size this is a very good museum. A not for profit organization runs it and they have done... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas M
Newburgh, IN
Read all 560 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
The Missouri Civil War Museum is housed in the old 1905 Jefferson Barracks Post Exchange (PX) and Gymnasium building, formerly part of the Jefferson Barracks military post, which is still an active military installation to this day. Renovations began in 2003, and were completed 10 years later in 2013, with an opening date of June 29, 2013. During the Civil War, the property which this museum is located upon, contained various hospital ward buildings, where suffering and death occurred, thus making this sacred ground, and a most appropriate location for a Missouri Civil War Museum, honoring our soldiers of the past and present.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
222 Worth Ave, at historic Jefferson Barracks, Saint Louis, MO 63125-4253
+1 314-845-1861
Write a Review
Reviews (560)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 537 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Outstanding job! This was a great place to visit and see how Missouri fit into the Civil War. The men and women who restored this old building and now keep it run should be very proud of what they have accomplished. My 3rd great grandfather...More

Thank ScottR1
Reviewed 1 week ago

For its size this is a very good museum. A not for profit organization runs it and they have done exceptionally well. Very good film on the history of the border war between Kansas and Missouri and Missouri's involvement in the civil war. Located on...More

1  Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting Civil War History. This musem explains more of the experiences of the Civil War from the Missouri perspective. Well worth the time to visit.

Thank Gerald S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic CW museum, parade ground and Jefferson Barracks. Both U.S. Grant and R. E. Lee stationed here after West Point!

Thank HeyJerry2011
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had several history buffs in our group and we were interested in this small museum and so too did the "non-buffs" seem engaged. Don't have high hopes for a big Civil War experience- the exhibits are small but nice. Might be more of a...More

1  Thank Janel A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was killing time when the husband was at a conference, and found this. the staff was knowledgeable about all things relating to the civil war in Missouri, and the exhibits were well thought out.

3  Thank Gregory W
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The museum is off the beaten path, but the information is very good. I learned a lot about the Missouri/Kansas border wars. The exhibits were very good. The weapons and uniforms gave you a feel of what it was like back then. This is a...More

1  Thank Jerome M
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

As a bridge I actually know very little about the US Civil War. I found this exhibition fascinating in what it told me about both sides of the conflict and what happened there. A very moving museum.

1  Thank DEREK K
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a well-done museum! I'm a Civil War buff with family connections to the period in this area, but I didn't know anything about the vicious nature of the CW in Missouri! Truly brutal! The museum tells the story without sugar coating. The displays...More

1  Thank Soars37
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We had a nice visit to the MO Civil War Museum this week. We spent about an hour there and were glad we stopped. The admission was a little expensive for an hour, but it goes toward a good cause. They had many items of...More

Thank Tanya T
Nearby Restaurants
St. Louis Bread Company
6 reviews
1.10 km away
Cafe telegraph
90 reviews
.84 km away
McArthur's Bakery
34 reviews
2.81 km away
Fergies Bar & Restaurant
12 reviews
2.64 km away
Nearby Attractions
Jefferson Barracks Historic Park
115 reviews
.79 km away
Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum
21 reviews
.24 km away
River City Casino
113 reviews
3.10 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
20 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from hanesmd | Reviewed this property |
Only if they are very, very interested in that time period. City Museum is a better option for them. Or the Magic House is tailored made for that age.
30 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Jhunter31 | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot of walking, but I think you would be able to find a place to sit down.
25 April 2016|
Response from MOCivilWarMuseum | Property representative |
$7.00 / Adult $6.00 / Senior $5.00 / Military Veteran $5.00 / Children 5 yrs of age and older Free / Children under 5 yrs of age Free / Active Military Personnel