Jefferson Barracks Park

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Marty Koch

Destination Distance From Downtown

9.6 miles


1 of 5 diamonds


Time To Complete

1-2 Hours


Jefferson Barracks was a U.S. Army post from 1826 to 1946. The museum buildings were part of the ordnance section built in the 1850s. Exhibits, educational programs and special events are presented. The amphitheater is located in the historic section of the park. It includes a 31' by 26' stage overlooking a grass seating area that will accommodate up to 5,000 people. The stage includes lighting and electric outlets for sound systems. Drinking water and restrooms available are sufficient for groups up to 600. Larger groups will need to make special arrangements for these services. Seating is not provided. The memorial also includes a small open shelter overlooking the Mississippi River and it has a capacity of 30 people and has lights but no electrical outlets.  The park is 405 acres. There is a muli-use paved trail system consisting of about 4 miles of path winding through the wooded a and historic areas of the park.  This trail system connects to a new paved trail along the Mississippi River leading about two miles to the River City Casino and a connection to the River Des Peres Greenway Trail.   The trail is suitable for walkers, cyclist, and rollerbladers.  In addition to the established trails there are hundreds of acres of terrain suitable for cross country travel. This is an excellent location to view the abundant deer, fox, coyotes and other small mammals that call the park their home. There is an 18 hole disc golf course that is free to use. For more information visit

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Jefferson Barracks Park

Grant & Hancock Roads
St. Louis County, MO, 63125
38.501082, -90.285408

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