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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Hardly a museum
Reviewed By Annette M January 2019

This is a very small museum. It has a sculpture of Thomas Jefferson and the Spirit of St. Louis plane. Not much else of interest. The building itself is impressive. Visit only if you have nothing...

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Very interesting museum!
Reviewed By SHarrisonKansas January 2019

I enjoyed the exhibit on the St. Louis World's Fair and the Civil Rights exhibit. We had lunch there and my salad was awesome! A great morning spent in a nice environment!

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Amazing history events!
Reviewed By jwdicke December 2018

Relative and pertinent historical events with diversity. Something for everyone from adults to children. Listening to parents and children discussing the events on display was heart warming.

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