A. Jefferson Barracks Park
Jefferson Barracks was established in 1826 as the country's first "Infantry School of Practice." It was named in honor of former President Thomas Jefferson. It served as a major United States military installation until 1946 and played an important role in the Unites States westward expansion.During its early years, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and William T. Sherman were but a few of the famous U.S. Army officers who served there.
B. Missouri Civil War Museum
Located at Historic Jefferson Barracks, this museum focuses on Missouri's unique Civil War history and famous figures, from Ulysses S. Grant to Jesse James.
C. Ulysses S. Grant Monument
After spending the morning in the St. Louis area, enjoy a drive to Southeast Missouri, an area rich in Civil War history. In Ironton, find the Ulysses S. Grant Monument, which commemorates Grant receiving his commission as a brigadier general. The monument is outside Ste. Marie Du Lac church.