The Missouri History Museum features several exhibits documenting the lives and contributions of black St. Louisans. Of note are a stylized re-creation of the home of Jeannette Forchet, a free black woman who was one of the first landowners in St. Louis; exhibits about Dred Scott and his freedom trial; plus iconic representations of cultural contributions to modern society by artists such as Katherine Dunham, Miles Davis and others.
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I enjoyed visiting this museum while on a recent trip to St. Louis. The best part is that admission is free! With so many venues charging for admission these days, it is refreshing to see that the Missouri History Museum does not. Of course, you can make a donation and I suggest that you do to keep this gem free for everyone. They have a new exhibit called the Mighty Mississippi which is very interesting as well as informative. I highly recommend visiting this museum while you're in St. Louis.
Just amazing. All paid for by tax $$ of the citizens of Missouri. Finally to see money well spent in the pursuit & restoration of our nation's history. Amazing artifacts. Could spend all day and really never get to take it all in. I cannot Wait to go back. Definitely a must see attraction, especially for lovers of history.
Completely under appreciated we found a new love for this institution. I found my favorite part was the static 1903 World's Fair exhibit and the interesting info outside on the grounds. This place is fantastic and a great resource for all humanity should be proud of this one so don't take it for granted.
The clubhouse is a great asset for any parent. My two year old loves it, especially the train table. The cafe upstairs has pretty decent lunch and snacks.
Delightful! Beautiful building! Lots of parking. Kid friendly area. The award winning photograph exhibit was moving. World's fair exhibit was so cool. And I loved the made in St. Louis floor.
A few months ago I came here to interview a knowledgeable employee of this museum about a report for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. I spoke to a very nice and knowledgeable man named Dan Dillon. Dan answered all of my questions and was very friendly. They also have a very good gift shop. One thing I didn’t like was the St. Louis Post Dispatch Photo display. Some of the photos were very disturbing. I see no need for something like this and wish that they had more family friendly displays. Other than that I have no complaints! Great museum!
This was my first time in and it was really incredible! The Spirit of St. Louis replica plane is what we discussed and focused on!
Should be named the St Louis History Museum. The displays deal with St Louis history. The displays are interesting and informative. The artifacts are mostly typical and illustrate some aspect of St Louis history. The flow of the experience is not organized simply by time, but by subject.
If you want to get a glimpse into frontier history especially the role of French explorers this museum is a must visit. It's also free and the museum shop has some really artful souvenirs.
Fantastic Tour by Katie Moon of the Women's Suffrage movement. #iwearwhite
Saw the woman's suffrage exhibit. Excellent!
Great exhibits - and free! We had to make reservations beforehand to get a time slot, but that ensured it wasn't too busy on a weekend afternoon either. The 1904 World's Fair exhibit was great, and we enjoyed the small exhibit downstairs on the various nicknames of St. Louis reflecting different aspects of the city. The volunteers we interacted with were so nice and pleasant too. And the building is beautiful! It was built as the first monument dedicated to President Jefferson and it's stunning. Highly recommend!
Nice way to browse, relax, and soak up some culture. Found the 1904 World's Fair amd Suffrage movement exhibits very interesting. Also very convenient parking.
Place was orderly, staff were courteous and very well-mannered. I felt very safe here with how well they ensured people understood the rules and how much preparation they put into creating a sanitary space for guests.
What a gem! Great free resource of local and national history. It's worth the trip alone for the 1904 World's Fair exhibit but I was particularly moved by Women and the Vote. Inspiring!
Last year, I went to the British Museum in London, England and today visiting the Missouri History Museum was great! Definitely much smaller, but still filled with wonders of history. I loved most the Women's Suffrage wing and the history of the World's Fair which I had no idea was started in Forest Park! I must say I disliked the quotes of the white people when they were plotting to establish America. Watch out for that as it rubbed me the wrong way, they were speaking down on the Native Americans and blacks as their slaves. Beyond that, it was a great place to see!
Wonderful exhibits on the world Fair and other events which have made St Louis such an outstanding city.
The museum is set up nicely and shows key periods of our state history. The exhibits are laid out nicely. The museum is also conveniently located on the north outer part of Forest Park.
It's the history museum. If you can't get excited about it I don't know what to tell you. Nice gift shop. Decent place to grab a bite too. They are currently bringing in local joints, such a sugar fire.
I feel like its not one of the museums where you just get bored. They have some pretty cool things to check out.
Excellent history museum! The only thing I regret is not visiting first thing when I got to St. Louis. I say this only because I feel that visiting would've...read this and 79 more