Picnic Area

at Battle of Lexington State Historic Site

Picnicking Symbol

 

Relax in the site's small picnic area, which contains five tables.

A family enjoys lunch at a picnic table

Park Hours

Coordinates

39.189741, -93.879853

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Historic Site Grounds:

sunrise to sunset, daily, year-round.

Anderson House hours

Tours of Anderson House and the Battlefield:

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

Thirty-to-45-minute tours of the Anderson House will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Thirty-to-45-minute tours of the battlefield will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Regular Hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • April through July
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
    11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sunday
    Battlefield tours offered on odd hours (11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.)
    House tours offered on even hours (10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m.)
    Closed on Monday
    Closed Easter Sunday
  • August through October
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday
    11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sunday
    Battlefield tours offered on odd hours (11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.)
    House tours offered on even hours (10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m.)
    Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • November through March
    Tours of the Anderson House and battlefield are available by appointment only.
    Closed on Monday and Tuesday
    Closed New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Historic Site Office hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • April through October
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and holiday Mondays
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • November through March
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday and holiday Mondays
    Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days

Visitor Center hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

As of April 1, 2021, the visitor center will reopen with hours of Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a limit of 20 guests inside the building at any time. An interpretive orientation program is available in the theater room. Face coverings will be required, as the center is in Lafayette County, where there is still an ordinance in effect requiring them. 

Regular Hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • April through October
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and holiday Mondays
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday
    Closed Easter Sunday

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • November through March
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday and holiday Mondays
    Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days