The capitol, built between 1913 and 1918, contains the legislative chambers and state offices. Flanking either side of the magnificent rotunda is the Missouri State Museum. The museum features several exhibits on the Civil War, including a diorama with an original cannon and a recreation of part of an artillery camp. The museum recently opened a large hands-on, interactive area for adults and children of all ages that focuses on the Civil War. The museum also has a collection of Missouri Civil War battle flags, some of which will be continuously on display through 2015. On May 10, 2011, the museum opened a large scale exhibit on the Civil War in Missouri. All of the Civil War displays will remain open through at least 2015. Other displays in the museum explore the state's history and natural resources.
St. Louis, Missouri | Bellefontaine has become an outdoor museum, containing fine sculptures and memorial art, and with 87,000 interments, it is also the final resting place of men and women whose lives have contributed conspicuously to the westward expansion of our country.
St. Louis, Missouri | At various different times during the Civil War, these historic barracks were used by both the Confederates and Federal armies, and in 1866 a national cemetery was established there.
St. Louis, Missouri | This museum's exploration of the personal life of General Grant provides the context for understanding his military leadership as Union general during the Civil War and his subsequent presidency.
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