Restored and furnished in the mid-19th century fashion, Oliver Anderson's mansion still displays damage from the shot and shell that hammered it during the Battle of Lexington. Before the Civil War it had been called "the largest and best arranged dwelling house west of St. Louis", but three bloody days in 1861 changed that. The mansion was a fiercely contested prize in a battle between the Union army and the Missouri State Guard, during which the house changed hands three times.
The site offers tours of the 1853 Anderson House, and a visitor center with exhibits and audio-visual programs explaining the battle and its effects on the war.
1101 Delaware Street
Lexington, MO 64067
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Battle of Lexington State Historic Site