The Missouri History Museum has been active in the St. Louis community since 1866. Founding members created the organization “for the purpose of saving from oblivion the early history of the city and state.” Today, the Missouri History Museum is located in historic Forest Park, the site of the 1904 World’s Fair. Originally built as the first national monument to Thomas Jefferson, the Missouri History Museum offers visitors of any age 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, investigate St. Louis’ French heritage, learn the city’s role in the national Civil Rights struggle, and discover the roots of performers like Miles Davis and Josephine Baker. FREE admission, fee charged for some special exhibitions.Visit the Missouri History Museum and discover how history happens here!