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) 


CURRENT EXHIBIT: The Old Ordinance Room is now featuring an exhibition of military collections that explores the vital question ‘why do we collect?’

 Upcoming Exhibit: On May 20, 2017, a new exhibit will open entitled "Jefferson Barracks and WWI." 
Raging in Europe since 1914, the “War to End all Wars,” threatened to draw America across the Atlantic Ocean and into a bloody and stalemated global conflict. This centennial exhibition explores the events that forced America’s entry into the “Great War” and the resulting preparations impacting Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri and the nation. Learn about Missouri’s own Gen. John J. Pershing who led the American Expeditionary Force and the thousands of “Doughboys” who brought the American fighting spirit to the battlefield. “Over Here” will be followed by “Over There” in 2018 which will highlight the actions of St. Louisans, Missourians, and Americans during World War I in Europe and the war’s lasting impacts.


 

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.

 

 

 

 

View Park Events

Park Closings:


The Bottomland Trail along Grant's Trail was severely damaged during periods of heavy rain. For safety reasons, this short trail has been closed. Plans are being developed to relocate the trail away from Gravois Creek.


The east side of Cliff Cave Road including the field, River Bluff trail and Spring Valley trail are closed at Cliff Cave Park for Construction.