Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, Lexington

The Battle of Lexington State Historic Site is state-owned property located in the city of Lexington, Missouri. The site was established in 1958 to preserve the grounds where an American Civil War battle took place in 1861 between Confederate troops led by General Sterling Price and Federal troops led by Colonel James A. Mulligan. The site offers a short battlefield loop trail, picnicking, and tours of the battlegrounds and Oliver Anderson mansion.
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  • We viewed a short video and looked around a small museum. The video was pretty cheesey but informative. We enjoyed walking the grounds and wished we could have seen the inside of the Anderson house. T...  more »
  • Took my 10 year old on a rainy day. Our tour guide was very friendly and informative. We both learned so much. Watch the 20 minute video to learn about the battle and get a sense of the emotions of Mi...  more »
  • Fantastic place to learn an important time in our history! The visit with my wife and daughter went really well - the host at the site was so informative and helpful. Would certainly recommend this to others! A truly good time had by all.
  • 2018 Holiday Homes Tour in Lexington was great. Try to plan your visit next year! Beautiful 1800's homes lit bright for the holidays!

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