Explore battlefield remnants and the Anderson House, used as a field hospital during the Battle of Lexington, 1861.


Hours

Visitor Center:
March - October: Tue - Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
November - February: Wed - Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Anderson House:
March, August - October: Wed - Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun 12 - 5 p.m., closed Mon & Tue
April - July: Tue - Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Contact Information

1101 Delaware Street
Lexington, MO 64067
Phone: 660-259-4654
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National Register of Historic Places
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Battlefield

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Giftshop
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Research Library
Staffed
Water Fountain
Wheel Chair Accessible

The Anderson house is important not only for its role in the Battle of Lexington but also because it is a fine example of the large mansion houses that prosperous slave holding southerners were building in Missouri in the 1840’s and 1850’s.
It was once called “the largest and best arranged dwelling house west of St. Louis.” Today Oliver Anderson’s mansion is best known for the three bloody days in 1861 when it was a fiercely contested prize in a Civil War battle between the Union army and the Missouri State Guard.
Today it is restored and furnished in mid-19th century fashion, but it still displays damage from the shot and shell that hammered it during the Battle of Lexington. Union entrenchments can still be seen on the battlefield.

Documents

Battle of Lexington State Historic Site Then & Now - Download (338 KB)

Stories & Comments

Battle of Lexington State Historic Site  |  on 10/6/2011
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Check out more photos on Flickr:

Anderson house: http://flickr.com/gp/62512979@N05/e90k0f/

Field hospital tour: http://flickr.com/gp/62512979@N05/4Atz59/

Visitors Center: http://flickr.com/gp/62512979@N05/7J7097/

Reenactors: http://flickr.com/gp/62512979@N05/90w3Y6/

Battle Reenactment: http://flickr.com/gp/62512979@N05/n148UZ/

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