Wentworth Military Academy was the oldest military academy west of the Mississippi River, steeped in 137 years of excellence.


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1128 Main Street
Lexington, MO 64067
Phone: 660-251-3270
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Wentworth Military Academy was founded in 1880 and closed in 2017. The 43 acre campus and buildings were sold. Also sold were the monuments honoring 130 years of valor and achievement. Many unique pieces of Wentworth's history were purchased at the auction by former cadet alumni, many of whom then donated it to the Wentworth Military Academy Museum in downtown Lexington. Saved from the auction block for museum display were several large historic items, including the chapel's stained glass windows, and the actual WW1 "Doughboy" statue which stood in front of the campus since 1921 and every cadet traditionally saluted when they passed by it.

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