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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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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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The Park & Cemetery Is Terrific

We drove through this beautiful park to get to the National Cemetery. The park was filled with folks engaged in all sorts of activities. Our visit to the cemetery took place in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lorin G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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543 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drove through this beautiful park to get to the National Cemetery. The park was filled with folks engaged in all sorts of activities. Our visit to the cemetery took place in the evening. It was beautiful, Young deer in large numbers roamed the park. We took a loaf of bread along to feed them. They come right up to... More 

Thank Lorin G
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a beautiful, well-maintained cemetery history buffs will love. There is a small museum there as well.

Thank Shari M
Portland, Maine
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289 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were not sure exactly where to go, so we just drove around and stopped at points of interest. Many people out getting exercise, walking their dogs or picnicking.

Thank ladyme1
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6 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

It is so touching to see all this tums from so many years ago to recent. The place is amazing and next to the river.

Thank Luma P
Waterloo, Illinois
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112 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Major fort in the west before and during the Civil War. The list of names that came through here is amazing. Oldest operating military institution west of the Mississippi. Now a beautiful park on bluffs overlooking the river.

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199 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

More than 100,000 veterans and spouses are interred here. The uniform white headstones spread across the rolling hills in all directions. It's as impressive as Arlington National Cemetery. The burials represent every war from 1812 to the present. We attended the burial of a friend, a veteran Navy man. His ceremony was emotionally moving as the bugler played taps and... More 

Thank bap2015
Saint Louis, Missouri
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A look at the headstones in the Cemetery is overwhelming. To hear them play taps in the background is incredible. Anyone who cares about the Veterans needs to see this Park

Thank msmallwood
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Lot of good sites to look at the Arch, take a ride on a riverboat down the Mississippi river that passes right Jefferson National Cemetery. Lot of history in that Cemetery From the 1800s. Civil War a great place to visit.

Thank iraldoc
Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I've been visiting B since childhood. I do go there regularly...like weekly. There's so much to do there including the archery course. It has beautiful views of the Mississippi River and has so much interesting history of war time.

Thank phoyle18
Florissant, Missouri
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Jefferson Barracks Historic Park is the site of a National Cemetery in South Saint Louis, where I have gone too often to bid farewell to veterans and their spouses in the 21st century

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