9/9/2017 to 9/10/2017 | Battle of Lexington State Historic Site | Lexington, MO
Come explore historic Lexington this September with the Old Homes Tour! Join us at Battle of Lexington State Historic Site for an open house. Stop by the visitor center to enjoy a film and museum which retell the story of the battle, take a self-guided tour of the grounds and battlefield, and visit the Anderson House.
Built by Oliver Anderson in 1853, this house was once considered the “best arranged dwelling house west of St. Louis.” The Greek Revival style home features cast-iron Corinthian columns and walnut woodwork. During the Battle of Lexington, the house was used as a hospital by both sides and withstood an intense three-day battle. Today the home is restored and furnished in mid-19th century fashion, but it still bears the scars of the shot and shell that once hammered it.
This event is free and open to the public. For information on the other Lexington homes on the Old Homes Tour, please contact the Lexington Tourism Office at 660-259-3082.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Sunday: Noon - 4 p.m.