Jefferson Barracks Museums

Jefferson Barracks Historic Site
345 North Road
Saint Louis, MO 63125


The Old Ordnance Room and Powder Magazine museums are closed the month of January. The Powder Magazine will reopen February 3rd.  


Museum 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



CURRENT EXHIBIT: The Old Ordinance Room is now featuring 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.


Visitors Center

Free admission (Donations accepted.)

The Jefferson Barracks Visitor Center houses the park's gift shop and information center as well as period special events and rentals.


Laborers House and Ordnance Stable

Free admission.

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 ordnance here at Jefferson Barracks. After the Civil War the ordnance keeper and his family lived here.


Other Museums located within Jefferson Barracks Park

Missouri Civil War Museum

The Missouri Civil War Museum, located at Jefferson Barracks, is the state’s premier Civil War museum dedicated to honor the thousands of men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. Through the weapons, equipment, items, and uniforms of those who lived during our nation’s defining moment in history, we aim to tell their story in an unbiased interpretation.
For hours, pricing and exhibit information, visit their website at mcwm.org.

Visit today and learn about our state’s vast role in the Civil War, from Francis P. Blair, Jr. to Claiborne Jackson, Nathaniel Lyon to Sterling Price, and William Quantrill to Jim Lane.


Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum

Housed in a beautifully restored 1896 building, the museum features an extensive collection of telephones, telephone-related equipment and memorabilia. For hours, pricing or tour information, "like" them on Facebook or call (314) 416-8004.