Jefferson Barracks Museums
Jefferson Barracks Historic Site
345 North Road
Saint Louis, MO 63125
The park museums are closed the month of January. The Powder Magazine will reopen February 3rd. The Missouri Civil War Museum is also open year round.
Admission is free but a donation is suggested.
All donations go to the Friends of Jefferson Barracks and are used in part to help preserve this historic site and its buildings.
Admission fees to special events may apply. Guided tours by are appointment only.
For accessibility accommodations, call 314-615-8800 or 800-735-2966 TTY
Old Ordnance Room
Free admission. ($3 Suggested Donation)
The exhibit entitled Courageous and Faithful; The Cavalry at Jefferson Barracks (sponsored by Emerson) ran from March 7, 2015 - May 30, 2016. The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) recently announced that St. Louis County Parks is the recipient of an Award of Merit for this exhibit! The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 71st year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history. The exhibit's purpose was to educate visitors on the birth of the United States Cavalry at Jefferson Barracks, and its purpose, which was to conquer the American Frontier. The men who joined became the vanguard of westward expansion. The exhibit explored the contributions of the mounted troops at Jefferson Barracks, and the role they played in bringing about the settlement of the western half of the nation.
To see photos of the exhibit, click here
STL Today Article - Brave cavalry rides again at Jefferson Barracks exhibit
This August, the Old Ordinance Room will feature an exhibition of military collections that explores the vital question ‘why do we collect?’ In early 2017, Jefferson Barracks Historic Site will open a new exhibition commemorating the contributions of American, Missouri, and
St. Louis soldiers during World War I. The exhibit will coincide with the centennial of the United States preparations and entry into the “Great War”.
Powder Magazine Museum
Free admission. (Donations accepted)
The Powder Magazine Museum displays St. Louis County Parks’ core collection of artifacts that tell the story of the history of Jefferson Barracks from its inception in 1826 until its closure in 1946.
Free admission (Donations accepted.)
The Jefferson Barracks Visitor Center houses the parks gift shop and information center as well as period special events and rentals.
Laborers House and Ordnance Stable
The Laborers House and Ordnance Stable were built in 1851. The house was for civilian laborers that handled the movement and storage of powder and ordance here at Jefferson Barracks. After the Civil War the ordance keeper and his family lived here.