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Battle of Lexington State Historic Site

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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 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.


Beth Walker

Friday, June 15, 2018
Interesting, and educational, I learned a lot. But there wasn't much going on. We took a right going out from the museum and found the battlefield at the top. Glad we ran up the hill and went out of our way to visit.

jan wright

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Extremely interesting place to visit. The gift shop is haunted by little child. You may see the little handprints on doors. I saw them.

Steve Rademacher

Friday, April 20, 2018
Wonderful small battle site near Kansas City. Site is well preserved and tour of Anderson house is well worth price of 5 dollars. Nice visitors center and short documentary film. The town of Lexington is also worth a visit.

om Brom.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
It was great and interesting had alot of history I didn't know I do think if you have the time take the house tour

Matt Johnston

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Its pretty cool to be able to visit a place that had a lot to do with american history

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