Interpretive Programs and Tours

at Battle of Lexington State Historic Site

Admission to the visitor center, including its exhibits, audio-visual room and souvenir shop, is free.


To get the most out of your visit and to better understand what occurred here in 1861, take a tour inside one of the best antebellum homes in Missouri.

Knowledgeable interpreters conduct guided tours of the historic Anderson House on the hour. Each tour takes approximately 50 minutes and includes the cellar, first floor and second floor of the Anderson House, where there are several sets of stairs and uneven terrain. For those unable to climb stairs, informational booklets with descriptive text and photographs are available. Click here for tour times

You can also take a self-guided tour of the battlefield. Kiosks describe the action at various locations.


Contact the historic site at 660-259-4654 in advance for a group tour so that your needs may better be accommodated. If you are bringing a school group, consider using the lesson plan and background information available on the interpretive programs.

Tour Fees:

Adults (18 and older): $5
Youth (Ages 6-17): $3
Child (Ages 0-5): Free**

Group Rates:

Adults (18 and older): $4
Youth (Ages 6-17): $2.50
Child (Ages 0-5): Free**

Tax Exempt Rates*:

Adults (18 and older): $3.50
Youth (Ages 6-17): $2.25
Child (Ages 0-5): Free**

*A copy of a tax exempt certificate must be presented at the facility.
**Children under the age of six are admitted free with a paid adult.