Friends of Jefferson Barracks

A variety of venues are available for private events

To reserve space in one of the outdoor shelters, or buildings, you may contact St. Louis County Parks at 314-615-8800.

The Park Remains Open Until Sunset

Special Weekend Events Occur Throughout The Year

Jefferson Barracks was established as a military post in 1826 when it was determined that Fort Bellefontaine was considered to be unhealthy and unsatisfactory as a military post. The town of Carondelet, anxious to attract business, offered the town common fields to the military. On October 23, 1826, the war department declared the post to be named Jefferson Barracks in honor of President Thomas Jefferson who died six days prior to the founding of the post. The location of Jefferson Barracks near St. Louis and on the Mississippi River proved to be an excellent site for a permanent military post.