Missouri History Museum

  • Attractions | Museums | Museums/Galleries | Sightseeing Tours
  • Midtown/Clayton
  • Forest Park

Originally built as the first national monument to Thomas Jefferson, the Missouri History Museum looks at the history of St. Louis from its founding in 1764 up to the present day. Discover the city’s baseball history from the Browns to the Cardinals, marvel at the magnitude of the 1904 World’s Fair and much more. Visit the History Clubhouse, a free family gallery filled with hands-on activities where kids can pilot a steamboat, learn about life in Cahokia and build a downtown skyscraper.

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Loved The History!
Reviewed By CharlieV2011 July 2020

I came here expecting to read a lot about the important Mississippi River, but Missouri is more than that. The 1904 World’s Fair exhibit is very informative and has lots of cool artifacts. I really...

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An enjoyable summer afternoon
Reviewed By Jane S August 2019

We went to see the Pulitzer award photo display. It was moving and dramatic. I would not suggest it for younger ages. .

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Our History (and many others')
Reviewed By JMCSTL January 2020

My wife & I each remember visiting the Missouri History Museum several times as kids, when the exhibit spaces were all in the old part (north side) of the current complex which has retained its...

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