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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Family visit, first not last
Reviewed By Jim M March 2019

We made a date to take my 92 year old Father-in-law to the History Museum in Forest Park along with siblings. Upon arrival, we learned our "elder statesmen" had never visited before despite living...

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Interesting exhibits about St. Louis
Reviewed By phvi2617 December 2018

This is a relatively small museum focused on St. Louis history. The exhibits are interesting and informative, and I especially enjoyed all the artifacts and photographs from the 1904 World's Fair...

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Trip to Forest Park to see the Missouri History Museum
Reviewed By LDHtraveler February 2019

The weather has been cold and wet for a while and we needed to get out so we decided to take a trip to Forest Park and see the Missouri History Museum. The outside is a beautiful building and as we...

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