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Missouri Civil War Museum

222 Worth Rd, Jefferson Barracks, Saint Louis, MO 63125-4253
+1 314-845-1861
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The museum is small but filled with a ton of civil war memorabilia, guns, bibles, medical equipment... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike B
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Impressive museum

The museum, which is privately funded, is an impressive story in itself. Gives a unique view of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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222 Worth Rd, Jefferson Barracks, Saint Louis, MO 63125-4253
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is small but filled with a ton of civil war memorabilia, guns, bibles, medical equipment and more. The amputation kits are rather gruesome but that was medicine in the 1800’s. I would definitely recommend a stop if you are in the St Louis...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum, which is privately funded, is an impressive story in itself. Gives a unique view of the guerrilla war in Missouri and Kansas (which took the life of one of my ancestors BTW). Recommend this museum, especially for Civil War buffs!

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This building was in such disrepair a decade ago that I am amazed how well restored a museum this is. Actually, it's beautiful inside. The exhibits and films are very well done, and now I want to learn more about all the stories, personalities &...More

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I didn’t expect to learn so much from this place! They had more relics and display items than I thought they would. There was old medical equipment, guns, and clothing. All of it was from the civil war era. Some of it was actually used...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

I visited the museum with my teenage daughters and we had a blast. It is very interesting and has lots of information. It is a nice size that isn’t too big. It has a room full of things used in the war that is also...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Most accurate display of the civil war history and items that I have ever seen. They show great respect and care in how it is displayed and maintained. Fascinating walk through history! Appropriately placed in Jefferson Barracks, in an original, restored building.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

The entire area was interesting, with the Jefferson Barracks and the National Cemetery. Many of the exhibits at the museum were a bit repetitive ... lots of clothing and weapons. I appreciated getting an honest view of events during the Civil War in and around...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

A walk skip and a jump from a large park, this was worth the journey! Displays are kept clean and at a respectable condition.

Thank Melissa F
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We felt it was worth the drive - and very interesting. Small - but we went to the Cemetery too. Made a day of it.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Great place to learn some history about the civil war. There are many artifacts and good videos. Admission is $6. Renovation of another building is underway.

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wearegamers2019
October 24, 2017|
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Response from Gregory W | Reviewed this property |
It's been a while since I was there, but I don't think they would mind at all. It's very laid back.
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Mom_USA70
October 12, 2017|
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Response from Gregory W | Reviewed this property |
At least an hour, maybe a bit longer.
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Lbrose
July 19, 2016|
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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.
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