Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, Lexington

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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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  • The Lexington SHS is worth the visit if you're in the area. The site offers a 20 minute movie that tells the story of the 1861 Battle of Lexington as well as a small museum/interpretative center, both...  more »
  • We stopped in to the State Park Battlefield along the way to KC. They have done a good job of preserving the battlefield. The museum discusses more than the battle. The times, the lives of the people ...  more »
  • If you are a Civil War buff, you will enjoy this visit to the area where the civil war began here in the Kansas/Missouri area back in 1861. The tour price is $3 for kids and $5 for adults and includes...  more »
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  • I have toured this home no less than thrice. The tour guide let our girls try on a hoop skirt once. Many tours can be difficult with kids, but this is kid friendly. The slanted porch and curved staircase are very interesting. Even when the house is closed, the visitors center museum is informative. I love historic homes. This was a hospital during the civil war. It's worth a visit.
  • Very fascinating battle story! Even more exciting is the history of the house. The staff were extraordinarily friendly, and all seemed thrilled to be talking to me about anything in the area. I felt so welcome! The $5 tour of the house was led by a sweet and hilarious lady, peppering the whole tour with jokes and fun facts. I wish it had been longer, because I could have listened to their stories all day!
  • Lovely site. Well-maintained, informative. There is a museum, the Anderson House directly behind that, and the battlefield itself. The Anderson House is beautiful, and you can still see places around the windows where bullets hit.
  • I worked here for a summer internship and loved it. I still go back and visit because it is beautiful and everyone is so friendly. Janae is one of the most wonderful people I've ever met, and definitely the best boss I've ever had!
  • Interesting historical site of Missouri and the "Civil War." The Anderson home is a beautiful, and solid house from the 1850's

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