Battle of Lexington State Historic Site


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Battle of Lexington State Historic Site


Location:On John Shea Drive in Lexington, Lafayette County.
Facilities:Historic home and battlegrounds, picnic sites, hiking trails, visitor center.
Activities:Picnicking, interpretive programs, guided historical tours.
Special Features:Oliver Anderson's mansion was the fiercely contested prize in a Civil War battle between the Missouri State Guard and the Union army. During three days of bloody battles, the house changed hands three times. Today the mansion is restored, as are the gardens and orchards that surround it, but visitors can still see damage from the shot and shell that hammered the house as well as remnants of the trenches and graves of unknown Union soldiers. Preserved also at the site are 100 acres of battlefield.
Address:1300 N John Shea Dr
Lexington, MO 64067

Phone:660-259-4654
Web: www.mostateparks.com/lexington
Size: 95 acres.

See other parks in Missouri.
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The group then proceeded to the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site for a history lesson.