Meticulously preserved on the river bluff, Lexington offers a chance to experience the vast treasures of our shared national heritage. Small-town charm permeates the streets of Lexington, and our visitors feel a belonging with our community as we graciously open our doors to share the ways of the past. Our community cherishes our history and brings it to life through high-quality, intimate living history events. We hope you’ll join us to share in the stories that are deeply woven into the tapestry of our nation.


Learn more about Lexington’s Beginnings or

the American Civil War’s Battle of the Hemp Bales fought in Lexington.

Self-Guided Historical Walking & Driving Tours

Explore our rich history at your own pace!

Download walking/driving maps

& audio tours of our 4 Historic Districts


Download walking/driving tour maps

of Lexington's connections to the Santa Fe Trail

Audio tours are also available

as a CD boxed set at the Lexington Tourism Bureau

for a small donation.

Activities to Explore Our Rich History

Discover the past and make your own memories along the way.

Battle of the Hemp Bales



October 27 & 28th

Linwood Lawn

The finest antebellum mansion west of the Mississippi. Schedule your B&B stay,

historical tour or event.

Custom living history group tours.

Available upon request,

contact the Tourism Bureau

Machpelah Cemetery's fall

living history event, where many

of Lexington’s

well-known personages are

brought back to “life” to share their story!

October 27th

Lexington Historical Museum

and Wentworth Military Museum


(Opening Fall 2018)

Fall Festival,

Wild West Octoberfest


October 5th & 6th

Holiday Homes Tour


December 2018

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Lexington Tourism Bureau

1110 Main St. • Lexington, MO  64067


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