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Machpelah Cemetery

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Credit: Patrick Keller of
Credit: Patrick Keller
Credit: Patrick Keller

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.


900 S. 20th St.
Lexington, MO 64067

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities Within 10 Miles
Equestrian Trails
Historic District
Winery / Vineyard
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Open Year-round
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages