Battle of Lexington State Historic Site

Island Mound

Anderson House

1101 Delaware, Lexington MO 64067

Following the Battle of Wilson’s Creek in August 1861, Confederate Gen. Sterling Price marched north to the Missouri River. Here in Lexington, his troops nearly surrounded a badly outnumbered Union garrison, forcing its surrender during fighting Sept 18-20. Highlights of the 72-acre park are walking trails and the battle-scarred 1853 Anderson House that changed hands several times during the battle.

Grounds are open daily during daylight hours. Visitor center open Tuesday–Saturday 9 am–5 pm and Sunday 10 am–6 pm March-October; 10 am–5 pm Wed-Saturday and Sunday 10 am-5 pm other times. See website or call for Anderson House tour hours. Visitor center free (fee for guided tours).