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Battle of Lexington State Historic Site

1101 Delaware St, Lexington, MO 64067-1383
+1 660-259-4654
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Lexington Battlefield

My Elliott ancestors fought here as Confederates during the Civil War. The battlefield has good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mistyschulz
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Woodburn, Oregon
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Anderson House-awesome tour

Tour the Anderson house and learn about the story of the Battle of Lexington during the civil war... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
EnjoyedVisit
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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People called Oliver Anderson’s house “the best arranged dwelling house west of St. Louis.” But it became more famous as the center of a bloody three-day Civil War battle in 1861. Walk through the Anderson House at Battle of Lexington State Historic Site and marvel at the bullet holes still in the walls and evidence of the cannon shots. The battlefield is peaceful now, dotted with orchards and gardens, but battle scars remain. A visitor center provides a comprehensive view of the battle that raised Southern spirits that the war was winnable and made Unionists in Missouri think twice about whether they could hold the state. The site is located in the town of Lexington and is one of the closest Civil War sites to Interstate 70.
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1101 Delaware St, Lexington, MO 64067-1383
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Elliott ancestors fought here as Confederates during the Civil War. The battlefield has good signage. The house is wonderfully kept. The grounds are nice leading to river vantage points.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tour the Anderson house and learn about the story of the Battle of Lexington during the civil war. Beautifully maintained home and visitor center is fairly new and modern. Watch the video of the battle before you tour the home and walk out to the...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Discovered this gem while staying in KC. Called the Battle of the Hemp Bales, this historical center was worth the drive. Make it worth your while and pay to tour the adjoining Anderson house. The visitor center has a video covering the battle and we...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We actually came here with two teenagers and two toddlers on a very hot, summer day and it was great. We learned a lot and got to really step back into the past with the Anderson house. We would highly recommend paying a little to...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We like this location, overlooking the Missouri River. There is a store, a movie and a museum, along with a beautiful walk thru the site. It is taken care of very well and provides a great educational experience.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Took the kids to see this site. They have a good movie about the battle and a good tour of the house. Plenty of room for the kids to run off some energy too. Nice view of the river. Make sure you also go see...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Several years ago when we lived in Missouri we took several trip around the state to follow the route Sterling Price took on his raid through Missouri in 1864. This was the last stop for us to get to and we finally made it after...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

We had a nice morning tour of the Adams House on the site with a very knowledgeable guide. Then we were able to learn more about the Civil War battle with a film and a fine museum. Worth the stop if you are in the...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

I loved this site. Our tour guide for the house was great. This is primarily a confederate site. The movie is very good with narrating facts in a personal and understandable way. The house is a great Greek style revival home. The bullet holes all...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Personally I love history and appreciate the opportunity to experience and try to envision the events that took place at the site I am visiting. The battlefield is interesting, but it is a little underwhelming. There are a couple of signs on the field explaining...More

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