Jefferson Barracks Park

345 North Road

8 a.m. - 30 minutes past sunset

Visitor's Center & Gift Shop
Wednesday - Sunday: Noon - 4 p.m.

Powder Magazine Museum
Wednesday - Sunday: Noon - 4 p.m.

Old Ordnance Room
Wednesday - Sunday: Noon - 4 p.m.

History & General Information
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.

Click here for more history on Jefferson Barracks Park.

Features & Amenities

 + Museums
 + Trails
 + Wedding Sites
 + Cross Country Course
 + Disc Golf Course
 + Pavilion at Lemay Recreation Center
 + Archery
 + Year-Round Restrooms (Leauthauser and Goldstar Shelters)
 + Reservable Shelters
Black Hawk Shelter
General Atkinson Shelter
General Lee Shelter
Gold Star Shelter

History Brought to Life
A variety of historical exhibits are carefully planned for and created each year inside the Old Ordinance Room at Jefferson Barracks Park. Our exhibits are great for individuals of all ages and are free to the public (donations appreciated). Visit our website for descriptions of our current exhibits and guided tour options.

Educational Programs & Field Trips

Click here for a listing of all of our field trips for school-aged children

Group Tours

Come visit Jefferson Barracks and tour this grand old army barracks by bus or haywagon. Our tours are popular with many adult groups and organizations. Advance registration required by calling (314) 615-8800 or e-mailing

Bus Tours

$3 per person; (24 person min. or $72)

Hayride Tours

$120 per ride.

Become a Volunteer
Share your knowledge and love of history by volunteering in one of St. Louis County’s oldest and most historic parks. We rely on volunteers to keep our museums and gift shop open and to keep our grounds looking beautiful.To learn how you can become a volunteer, call (314) 615-8800.

View Park Events


Park Postings:

(As of 1/18/18 8:50 a.m.)

* Belle West will be closed to vehicular traffic due to a water main break in the area. We are unsure of a time frame for reopening at this time

* The lake and all boat ramps at Creve Couer Park will be closed to all activities starting 1/23 - 2/11 as part of the Asian Carp removal project.

The trail at the boat ramp, as well the entire parking lot at the Sailboat Cove will be also be closed for the duration of the project. Large portions of the trail will still be available, but it will no longer be able to circumvent the lake.

The timeline may change due to weather. For your safety, please adhere to all postings while at the park.

*Riverside trail at Simpson is open, however there is a 50 ft. section at the eastern end that had to be re-routed.  The footing is sand and dirt. Users should be cautious of sand smears across the trail after rain events.

* Unger Park roads are open to the Riverside Trail Parking lot, however, the Riverside Trail remains closed beyond this parking lot

* Sherman Beach and Al Foster Trails are passable but have areas with sand and debris on them.

* The Bottomland Trail along Grant's Trail was severely damaged during periods of heavy rain. For safety reasons, this short trail has been closed. Plans are being developed to relocate the trail away from Gravois Creek.

* The east side of Cliff Cave Road including the field, River Bluff Trail and Spring Valley Trail are closed at Cliff Cave Park for construction.