Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, Lexington

4.5
Must see · Battlefield · Tourist Spot
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 Major-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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  • Unfortunately, the day we went (Monday) the Visitor Center was closed. The grounds are still available and are lovely and decorated for the Fall season. Lexington is a stopping off place for people....  more »
  • Two tours for the price of one. We took both tours-: Carla gave an excellent tour of the battlefield of this minor, but important Civil War battle site engaging all ages in our group. Noah gave a...  more »
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  • Take the tour of the Antebellum mansion. It is well worth the time and effort. Very historic building and so interesting to see the pumpkin-balls shot from cannons still lodged in the walls. The second floor operating room with holes in the floor to permit drainage of the blood to not pool on the floor in the operating rooms is also interesting.
  • Went here for a girl scout project. The workers were nice and friendly, ready to answer any questions. The center was neat and educational. The house was amazing and beautiful. Worth it.

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