Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery preserves St. Louis’ fascinating role in U.S. military history.

Military Reunions

Plan Your St. Louis Reunion

From the Revolutionary War to the modern day, St. Louis is filled with monuments and historic sites honoring our nation’s military men and women. Below is a list of attractions that may be of special interest for visiting military reunions.

• General Daniel Bissell House
• Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
• Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum
• Soldiers Memorial Military Museum
• Museum of Transportation

St. Louis was the site of a Revolutionary War battle in 1780 at Fort San Carlos, which stood at what is now the corner of Fourth and Walnut Streets in downtown St. Louis. Most of the generals on both sides of the Civil War served at St. Louis’ Jefferson Barracks military post, including longtime residents U.S. Grant and William T. Sherman.

In addition, the city played an important role in the exploration of a route from the eastern United States to the Pacific coast, serving as the departure point for explorers Lewis & Clark in 1804. Visit the The historic Bellefontaine and Calvary Cemeteries are the final resting places for such illustrious citizens as: explorer William Clark; General William T. Sherman; Edward Bates, U.S. Attorney General under Abraham Lincoln; and Major General Don Carlos Buell, who led Federal troops in the battle of Shiloh.

For information about hosting your military reunion in St. Louis, please contact Renee Eichelberger at, (800) 916-9314 or (314) 992-0643.  Check out our Reunion Planner to help make your St. Louis event a success.

Welcome Packets

We salute you for holding your Military Reunion in St. Louis. To help your reunion attendees feel welcome and to enhance their experience in the Gateway City, Explore St Louis can provide military reunions with the following items free of charge. Complimentary quantities of these items available to each group are equal to the number of guest rooms booked on peak night at a St. Louis City or St. Louis County hotel.


  • The Official St. Louis Visitors Guide
  • St. Louis Lapel Pin
  • St. Louis Postcard
  • Plastic Drawstring Bag
  • Pencils

Please call us at (800) 916-9314 or send an email to for more information.