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Missouri Civil War Museum

222 Worth Rd, Jefferson Barracks, Saint Louis, MO 63125
+1 314-845-1861
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Best Civil War Museum Yet

My wife and I have had the opportunity to visit several civil war museums, including Gettysburg... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Woodrow B
Excellent display of artifacts

We have been here twice, both times were great, the move items in and out of storage, so each time... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Shelly R
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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222 Worth Rd, Jefferson Barracks, Saint Louis, MO 63125
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I have had the opportunity to visit several civil war museums, including Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Missouri Civil War Museum is the best we have seen. It is the least “politically correct” museum we’ve seen. It is well-balanced in the...More

Thank Woodrow B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been here twice, both times were great, the move items in and out of storage, so each time we saw different things. This is very educational and great for kids.

Thank Shelly R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great to spend a few hours going through all of the exhibits. This museum is located in Historic Jefferson Barracks Park. The museum is very well done. I was very impressed with the way the place is set up and how nice...More

Thank tom t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on a tour with a group of seniors, and we stopped to visit the Missouri Civil War Museum in St Louis, Mo. There were many interesting artifacts, I enjoyed looking at the uniforms, and guns. We visited both levels, and the gift shop....More

Thank brontz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very informative museum. They presented a non biased presentation of both sides. One of the men who was is a curator there informed us of information about the connection between Texas, where we are from, and Missouri. It was so interesting. Learned...More

Thank gram07_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Civilization has seven components: art&architecture, education, economics, religion, society, and science and technology. My husband and I are devotes of visiting civilizations past and present hoping to embrace some of the components by tactile, visual or hearing of it. Recently we had the fun of...More

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time at this museum. It's fairly new and is a small museum. The exhibits are all in great shape with interesting items. It's a great place to go for a couple of hours. Would recommend to others who are interested in...More

Thank Nikki W
Reviewed 25 September 2017

A very nice museum covering the Civil War in general with an emphasis on issues specific to Missouri. In addition, it also covers the historical role of Jefferson Barracks over the past nearly 200 years. Highly recommend a drive through the nearby Jefferson Barracks National...More

1  Thank Neil W
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We needed to kill some time before a flight out of Lambert. My (adult) son chose this museum. They've done a first class job renovating and restoring this site. Thoughtful displays, lots of good artifacts. A sad chapter in our history, worth studying. Volunteer at...More

1  Thank maashouse
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The museum was great. Several videos about the Civil war and the politics between the states. Wonderful artifacts and nice gift store. Great family activity.

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wearegamers2019
24 October 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
13 October 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
20 July 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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