Machpelah Cemetery

Established by an act of the Missouri General Assembly in 1849, Lexington's Machpelah Cemetery is one of Missouri’s oldest corporations in continuous existence. Among those buried here are victims of the 1852 Saluda steamboat explosion; one of the founders of the Pony Express; and Civil War soldiers killed in the 1861 Battle of Lexington. Fascinating funerary monuments and ironwork from a local foundry. A guide is available from the Lexington Tourism Bureau.


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900 S. 20th St.
Lexington, MO 64067

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Open Year-round
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
All Ages
Equestrian Trails
Historic District
Winery / Vineyard
Pets Are Not Allowed
Free Admission

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