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Review of Battle of Lexington State Historic Site

Battle of Lexington State Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Lexington
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Owner description: 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.
Lexington, Missouri
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful site!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

So much to see, excellent displays in the Visitors Center. Do not miss the films! Tour the house for authentic step back into the past. Civil War battle site.

Visited July 2012
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Tulsa
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194 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“very historical battle field and town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

battle field in on a huge bluff overlooking the missouri river. well explained and laid out. several more sites in the area and the town is extremely well preserved with marked and numbered driving trails and info. a delightful visiting and exploring oppurtunity. if you like history, vintage homes and buildings of the early 1800s, this is worth the day.

Visited May 2012
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Warrensburg, Missouri
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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lexington”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

I love the old Anderson House that was used during the Civil War for both Union and Rebel armies. The Battle of the Hemp Bales re-enactment is always exciting with all the people in period dress and the battle skirmish in the afternoon.

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Lexington, Missouri
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210 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Lexington Missouri Historical Site”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

This is a small town of approx 4.5K people. Warm friendly town that is built on history, the downtown will give you a wonderful day to explore all the antique shops that this little town has to offer. You should plan to visit the Anderson House, Battlefield, Confederate Park, Courthouse (see the cannonball that still remains in the Column, it is a real cannonball), The Memorial for Veterans, Gray-Stone Manor, and Wentworth Military Academy. Big River Valley is another nice attraction if you are a horse or fishing person. I think you will find we have some great little places to eat as well.

Visited May 2012
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Braymer, MO
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Historic site”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

Quaint little museum. Would be interesting during the battle reenactment. However, the three times I have visited the site, the Anderson House has not been open for tours.

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Thank Tammy T
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