OUR AMAZING PAST.
THE CIVIL WAR, AND MORE
Lexington was the site of the largest battle in the Trans-Mississippi Theater 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.
Please note: Due to Covid-19, please check with individual venues for possible revised hours and/or other restrictions.
Explore Our Rich History
Discover the past and make your own memories along the way.
ANDERSON HOUSE & THE BATTLE OF LEXINGTON STATE HISTORIC SITE
Visit the site of the 1861 "Battle of the Hemp Bales" and the Anderson House,. a residence caught in the crossfire. Make the visitor's center a part of your day.
Historic Site Grounds:
8am to sunset, daily, year-round.
ANDERSON HOUSE TOURS
Please call (660) 259-4654 for limited tour schedule
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.