LASR.net Homepage




Menu

Lexington Historical Museum


category : Museums
Lexington Historical Museum, built as the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1846, contains an extensive exhibit on the Pony Express, Civil War artifacts, coal mining display, exhibits on Wentworth Military Academy and a fine collection of old Lexington photographs. The Historical Museum building is on the National Register of Historic Places. Renovation will soon begin in several phases on adding, among other things, a Lewis & Clark exhibit!


Admission: Price: $1-$2
Hours: Season: May and Oct, weekends; June-Sept, daily
Address: 112 S. 13th St.
Phone: 660-259-6313

Come visit us in Lexington, Missouri

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Machpelah Cemetery

Machpelah Cemetery was established by an act of the Missouri General Assembly in 1849. It's name comes from the Old Testament, the 23rd chapter of Genesis, and contains the graves of many early settlers, Confederate soldiers, prominent citizens and victims of the Steamboat SALUDA disaster in 1852

Lexington, MO Cemeteries

Historic Districts

Lexington has more pre-Civil War homes and commercial buildings (over 135), per-capita, than any other community regardless of size, in the state of Missouri. Many of the homes are open for tours by appointment through the Tourism Bureau. The 900

Lexington, MO Historic Districts

Lafayette County Courthouse

The Lafayette County Courthouse was built in 1847-49 and is the oldest courthouse in constant use west of the Mississippi. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, many say this is the most beautiful of Missouri's courthouses with its simple classic-revival design.

Lexington, MO Historic Courthouses

Graystone Park House

The original house was built between 1833 and 1836, and an addition was made in 1850. The house takes its name from the limestone lintels and sills of the windows, which were left unpainted when the front part of the house was added. This 10

Lexington, MO Historic Homes

Linwood Lawn

This 26 room mansion remains much as it was when built in 1850 for $85,000. "Touring this home is well worth a drive of several-hundred miles." It is reputed to be the first home west of the Mississippi River that originally possessed indoor plumbing, central air, hot &

Lexington, MO Historic Homes

Things to do Museums near Lexington, MO

Herbert Bonnell Museum

Farmhouse from mid-1800s with original furnishings, large arrowhead collection and out buildings with items from that era. Pi...

Weston Historical Museum

Founded in 1960, exhibits feature displays depicting life in Platte County from prehistoric days through WWII....

Lone Jack Battlefield Museum and Cemetery

Wooded park setting, pavillion, museum offers electronic map, period artifacts, large lighted dioramas of battle scenes....

Jerry Litton Visitor Center

Visitor and Information Center with maps, brochures, museum videos, exhibits and a viewing tower for Smithville Lake....