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Battle of Lexington State Historic Site


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This battlefield is one of the few Civil War battlefields that has never been cultivated and the outlines of the trenches are still visible. A self-guided walking tour is available. The visitor center has a fine display of artifacts from the battle and an excellent 15 minute film which brings the "Battle of the Hemp Bales" to life. The visitor's center is open Mon thru Sat from 9 - 4:20 and on Sunday from 11:30 to 4:20. No charge.


Admission: Grounds, Free. Guided Tours: $2.50 for adults, $1.50 for children ages 6-12, under 6 free.
Hours: Season: Year-round. Visitor's center is open Mon thru Sat from 9 - 4:20 and on Sunday from 11:30 to 4:20.
Address: John Shea Dr.
Phone: 660-259-4654
Our Website:www.mostateparks.com/lexington/andhouse.htm
Handicapped Accessible.

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