Welcome to the Missouri Civil War Museum at Jefferson Barracks

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.

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.

See Our Newest Exhibits

The Missouri Civil War Museum opened two new exhibits, Jefferson Barracks: Through the Years and Hollywood and the Civil War!

Our new Jefferson Barracks exhibit tells the story of the men who served here and the role the base has had in American history. Through a stunning ten-minute film, the history of Jefferson Barracks come to life on screen and shows the deeper meaning of a place where so many heroes enlisted, trained, and are buried. Their uniforms, equipment, and stories line the walls of our exhibit.

The Hollywood and the Civil War exhibit shows off some of the unforgettable Civil War-themed films of the last century. Legendary costumes from the films Gone with the Wind, North and South, and the Undefeated are on display, even one of an Academy Award winner.

1918 Exchange Building  – Coming Soon

Coming soon, the 1918 Exchange Building – beautifully restored – will be open to host your next event, from retirement parties to luncheons to funeral gatherings.

Please visit our front desk or give us a call at 314-845-1861 to learn more.