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Historical Sites around Lexington, MO
Battle of Lexington State Historic Site
People called Oliver Anderson’s house “the best arranged dwelling house west of St. Louis.” But it became more famous a...
Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
211 West First Street,
Step on to the peaceful grounds of Confederate Memorial State Historic Site and experience where the last voices of the “Lost Cause” li...
Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site
26600 Park Road North,
Stepping on to the grounds of Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site is like stepping into 19th century pastorale. Many of the buildings...
Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site
Kansas City, MO
Thomas Hart Benton's life is present in both his home and his paintings, and both are preserved at Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Histori...
Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site
19349 Bothwell State Park Road,
With a commanding view from atop a bluff, Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site is one of the best representations of early 20th Century sen...
Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site
16957 Dart Road,
Locust Creek Covered Bridge, built in 1868, once housed the nation's first transcontinental road, Route 8. Today, it is the longest of Missouri's&n...
Sappington Cemetery State Historic Site
Sappington Cemetery State Historic Site houses the grave of a prominent area doctor, Dr. John Sappington, along with two Missouri governors. Gov. M...
Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site
1100 Pershing Dr.,
Explore a piece of America’s military history at Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site and learn about the experiences that ...
Arrow Rock State Historic Site
39521 Visitor Center Drive,
Arrow Rock, MO
Stroll through the history of a once-bustling river town that's now the serene village of Arrow Rock. You'll walk streets lined with the architectu...
Boone's Lick State Historic Site
Arrow Rock, MO
After a short hike, visitors to Boone’s Lick State Historic Site can see the remnants of one of Missouri’s first and most imp...
Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site
4837 NW County Road,
The Battle of Island Mound marked the first time that African-American troops were engaged in Civil War combat, nearly a year before the battle dep...
Osage Village State Historic Site
The quiet and peaceful hilltop scenery at Osage Village State Historic Site only hints at the presence of a village that once housed between 2,000 ...
Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site
South Providence Road,
The hustle and bustle of nearby Providence Road in Columbia belie the peace and serenity of Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site. The shady tree-fil...
Fort Scott National Historic Site
Old Fort Boulevard,
Fort Scott, KS
Promises made and broken! A town attacked at dawn! Thousands made homeless by war! Soldiers fighting settlers! Each of these stories is a link in t...
Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site
See where “The Buck” started at Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site. Visitors can view the small frame house where the future...
Union Covered Bridge State Historic Site
20700 Monroe County Road 962,
Union Covered Bridge, built in 1871, is the only one of the four remaining covered bridges that represents the Burr-arch truss design. It served tr...
Brown V. Board of Education National Historic Site
1515 SE Monroe Street,
The story of Brown v. Board of Education, which ended legal segregation in public schools, is one of hope and courage. When the people agreed to be...
Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site
7850 N. State Hwy. V,
Ash Grove, MO
Nathan Boone was a genuine Missouri icon – a hunter, soldier, surveyor, and businessman. Boone carried his father’s name – he was...
Clark's Hill/Norton State Historic Site
Osage Hickory Street,
Osage City, MO
Walk in the footsteps of the Lewis and Clark Expedition at Clark’s Hill/Norton State Historic State. The explorers camped at the base of Clar...
Battle of Carthage State Historic Site
The Battle of Carthage was the earliest full-scale battle of the Civil War, preceding Bull Run by 11 days. Battle of Carthage State Historic Site c...
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