Explore battlefield remnants and the Anderson House, used as a field hospital during the Battle of Lexington, 1861.
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The Anderson house is important not only for it’s 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.
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Saturday, April 01, 2017
Join us for Park Day 2017! On April 1, 2017 volunteers across the country will join together to preserve Civil War battlefields and historic sites. You can pitch in for... details>>
Saturday, April 08, 2017
The Battle of Lexington State Historic Site requests the honor of your company for Afternoon Tea at the Anderson House. Join us from 2-4p.m. for an elegant tea served by... details>>
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Bring your ideas and experiences and join in the discussion. We’ll discuss the history of Earth Day, recycling tips, composting and what we can all do to make the world a... details>>
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The public is invited to share comments about the historic site and its operations. Input from the public is important to the department. These informational meetings, which... details>>
Monday, August 21, 2017
Enjoy a view of this solar event from the battlefield. Make a day out of it by packing a picnic lunch! Don’t forget to bring blankets or chairs for seating. For our site the... details>>