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Battle of Lexington State Historic Site

1101 Deleware St, Lexington, MO 64067-1383
+1 660-259-4654
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Great place to visit!

Great place to visit! Historic Lexington, Missouri including the Battle of Lexington State Historic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joan Z
Amazing History

I've been to quite a few MO historic sites. This is one of my favorites. Watch the video then... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Union, Missouri
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People called Oliver Anderson’s house “the best arranged dwelling house west of St. Louis.” But it became more famous as the center of a bloody three-day Civil War battle in 1861. Walk through the Anderson House at Battle of Lexington State Historic Site and marvel at the bullet holes still in the walls and evidence of the cannon shots. The battlefield is peaceful now, dotted with orchards and gardens, but battle scars remain. A visitor center provides a comprehensive view of the battle that raised Southern spirits that the war was winnable and made Unionists in Missouri think twice about whether they could hold the state. The site is located in the town of Lexington and is one of the closest Civil War sites to Interstate 70.
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1101 Deleware St, Lexington, MO 64067-1383
+1 660-259-4654

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit! Historic Lexington, Missouri including the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site and the Courthouse with the cannon ball in it are wonderful experience. In September, which is historic time for Battle of the Hemp Bales, you may want to also check...More

Thank Joan Z
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I've been to quite a few MO historic sites. This is one of my favorites. Watch the video then tour the home & see the bullet holes in nearly every room of house from Civil War battle. Walk up the hill from home & walk...More

Thank kaw07
Reviewed 7 July 2017

First of all, this site is just beautiful. The museum is very well done, the house itself (and the grounds) are lovely, and the old downtown of Lexington is just gorgeous, with all the antebellum homes. Make sure, after going through the museum, to take...More

Thank HCampbellKC
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Small visitor center chocked full of artifacts and short film giving the perspective of the town and role it played in the Civil War. I learned new information about the Missouri/Kansas border conflicts which were not something I had learned since I lived in Ohio...More

1  Thank kcbuckeye
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Educational adventure, fun for my 10 year old and my father, Wonderful staff, Video, house tour, and museum tour was perfect for our afternoon.

Thank whitney w
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

If you love the Civil War or if you love old homes, the site has what you need. They have a great museum and I recommend the tour. In the winter you have to call ahead but from March thru Oct they have tours everyday....More

Thank TwoforDinner
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

If you're visiting the Lexington site in the off season, make sure to inquire about the Anderson house tour at least 24 hours in advance. We weren't aware of that and made a bit of a trip out there only to be disappointed after hearing...More

1  Thank Zach S
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

What an impressive site. An interesting piece of history, an unusual perspective on the war, and a well-preserved battle site. We had a great time checking it out and wish we could have stayed for the tour!

1  Thank Ken S
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I remember going to Anderson House on field trips as a kid but I never had the kind of experience we had in July. It was mostly because of our tour guide. I think it was Jenny. She made it so interesting. This house and...More

Thank Vicki B
Reviewed 17 July 2016

The Civil War battles were not just in the east, but the ones in Missouri were just as important, as the Union had to secure this state that leaned toward the Confederacy . If they did so, they would be better positioned to invade the...More

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