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- $10 for two tickets to the Civil War in Missouri exhibit (up to a $20 value)
- $18 for four tickets to the Civil War in Missouri exhibit (up to a $40 value)
Commemorate the Civil War sesquicentennial by exploring artifacts, imagery, and interactive elements that detail Missouri's unique role as a state claimed by both the Union and the Confederacy. Learn more about critical historical moments such as the Missouri Compromise and the Dred Scott case via the stories of Missourians who lived through the era's events.
General admission to the museum is free.
Missouri History Museum
Where can you learn the stories of Civil War soldiers, discover little-known facts about famous figures such as Chuck Berry, and see St. Louis Cardinals artifacts from the 1960's Busch Stadium all in one place? The Missouri History Museum boasts an expansive collection of photographs, artifacts, and maps that reveal some of the nation's and state's most intimate stories. Originally built as the first national monument to Thomas Jefferson, the site now offers exhibits that include items such as the sister plane to Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis and images of the buildings and grand palaces that were erected for the 1904 World's Fair.
In addition to rotating exhibits, events such as lectures, genealogical workshops, theatrical performances, and movie screenings offer guests a bridge to the past and a new perspective on the future. The museum is also planning a 2014 exhibit to commemorate St. Louis's 250th anniversary, which will unfold via 50 people, 50 places, 50 moments, 50 images, and 50 objects representing the city's richness and diversity.