Follow the Missouri History Museum

Follow the Missouri History Museum (HM2GET)

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N 38° 38.668', W 90° 17.155'

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The Missouri History Museum, originally built as the first national monument to Thomas Jefferson, engages visitors in the exciting history of St. Louis from its founding in 1764 up to the present day. Visitors of any age can enjoy a variety of exhibitions, galleries and activities. See the Spirit of St. Louis—sister plane to Lindbergh's, marvel at the magnitude of the 1904 World's Fair, and more. Free admission, fee for some exhibitions.

Bixby's restaurant serves lunch daily and features panoramic views of Forest Park. The Museum Shop is a wonderful source for books and gifts.

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Dred Scott, ca. 1888
Oil on canvas by Louis Schultze

The Spirit of St. louis, Ryan B-1 Brougham ca. 1928, "sister plane" to the original flown by Charles Lindbergh. Used in the 1957 film,
The Spirit of St. Louis staring James Stewart.

View of the Ferris Wheel looking across the Illinois State Building from the Brazil Pavilion at the 1904 World's Fair.

Thomas Jefferson, 1913, by Karl Bitter.

The Jefferson Memorial Building opened to the public on May 1, 1913. The statue of Thomas Jefferson is carved from a single block of Italian marble, stands nearly 20 feet tall and weighs approximately 48 tons.
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Date Added Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 736208 N 4280819
Decimal Degrees38.64446667, -90.28591667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 38.668', W 90° 17.155'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 38' 40.08" N, 90° 17' 9.3000000000001" W
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