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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Great wedding venue (and also free museum)
Reviewed By George W May 2019

I have been coming to this museum for years. It's a fantastic, free museum that tells much of the history of St. Louis and Missouri. It's wonderful to see how the city has evolved over the years...

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Good exhibit about Worlds Fair
Reviewed By Patty Y May 2019

Interesting exhibit about the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exhibition in 1904. Interesting pictures and items..

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Another Free Museum
Reviewed By jehenson81 May 2019

It appears that most of the attractions in Forest Park are free (the zoo, the art museum and this one). I didn’t have a lot of time as my ride was on its way to get me but I got to see two of the...

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