Lexington was the site of the largest battle in the western campaign of the American Civil War. The battlefield on the bluffs of the Missouri River is now a state park where the trenches in the battlefield are still visible today. Experience the historic Anderson House that was utilized as a hospital and seized by both sides in the battle known as the Battle of the Hemp Bales. Historian-led tours and a pristinely preserved museum of artifacts and stories make this a must-see national heritage destination.
Historic Site Grounds:
Sunrise to sunset, daily, year-round.
ANDERSON HOUSE TOURS
April through July
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday • 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday
August through October
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday • 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Tours of the Anderson House are available by appointment only. Appointments must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
Group Tours (10+) require a reservation 1 week in advance
Adult(18+): $5.00 • Youth(6-17): $3.00 • Children(5<) Free
VISITOR CENTER HOURS
April through October
9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday and holiday Mondays
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday
Closed Mondays. Site will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.
November through March
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday and holiday Mondays
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Site will be closed on Easter.