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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local history
Reviewed By Anne S May 2019

I love history especially St. Louis history and the 1904 world's fair. Only 3 buildings remain from the World's Fair. The St. Louis Art Museum, The Birdcage at the St. Louis Zoo and the pavillion...

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Hidden Gem for Fun with your Family
Reviewed By 124alexandrias January 2020

The Missouri History Museum is one of the most underrated gems we have in my home state. It’s a great place to spend the day with your kids. They recently rehabbed and they have a great kids section...

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Great Place to Visit
Reviewed By LoveTrips321 January 2020

5 Stars all around GREAT exhibit on the Pulitzer Prize Winning Photos. Only a few days left to see it but if you can get there, I highly recommend going The 1904 World's Fair Permanent Exhibit is...

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