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Jefferson Barracks State Historic Site

Jefferson Barracks County Park, 345 North Drive, St. Louis, MO 63125, USA

In 1861, troops from Jefferson Barracks, led by Nathaniel Lyon, participated in the "Camp Jackson Affair," which saved the St. Louis Arsenal from prosecessionist state forces. In 1862, Jefferson Barracks was turned over to the Medical Department of the U.S. Army and became one of the largest and most important Federal hospitals in the country. Sick and wounded soldiers were brought to Jefferson Barracks by riverboat and railroad car. In 1864, Jefferson Barracks became a concentration point for the defense of St. Louis during "Price's Raid, " the last major Confederate invasion of Missouri. In 1866 a national cemetery was established at Jefferson Barracks.


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From I-255 exit at Telegraph Road and proceed north approximately 3 miles. Stay in right-hand lane and turn right at Grant Road.

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Daily: 8:00AM - half hour after sunset



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