17 Sights in Lexington, United States (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Lexington, United States. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 17 sights are available in Lexington, United States.

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1. Mary Todd Lincoln House

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Mary Todd Lincoln House in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, was the girlhood home of Mary Todd, the future first lady and wife of the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. Today the fourteen-room house is a museum containing period furniture, portraits, and artifacts from the Todd and Lincoln families. The museum introduces visitors to the complex life of Mary Todd Lincoln, from her refined upbringing in a wealthy, slave-holding family to her reclusive years as a mourning widow.

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2. Hancock-Clarke House Museum

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The Hancock–Clarke House is a historic house in Lexington, Massachusetts, which is now a National Historic Landmark. Built in 1738, the house is notable as one of two surviving houses associated with statesman and Founding Father John Hancock, who lived here for several years as a child. It is the only residence associated with him that is open to the public. It played a prominent role in the Battle of Lexington and Concord as both Hancock and Samuel Adams, leaders of the colonials, were staying in the house before the battle. The House is operated as a museum by the Lexington Historical Society. It is open weekends starting in mid-April and daily from May 30–October 31. An admission fee is charged.

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3. First Baptist Church

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First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church, originally known as Lexington African Baptist Church, is a historic Baptist church building in the city of Lexington, Virginia, United States. It was built between 1894 and 1896, and is a large brick church on a limestone basement in the Gothic Revival style. It has a front gable roof, round and lancet-arch stained glass windows, and towers at its two front corners. The right hand tower has a belfry and spire. The interior consists of a barrel-vaulted auditorium with a gallery on turned posts and the basement has classroom and meeting spaces. Historically First Baptist played a central role in the life of Lexington's African-American community.

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4. Lee Chapel

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Lee Chapel

University Chapel of Washington and Lee University is a National Historic Landmark in Lexington, Virginia. It was constructed during 1867–68 at the request of Robert E. Lee, who was president of the school, and after whom the university is, in part, named. The Victorian brick architectural design was probably the work of Lee's son, George Washington Custis Lee, with details contributed by Col. Thomas Williamson, an architect and professor of engineering at the neighboring Virginia Military Institute. Upon completion and during Robert E. Lee's lifetime it was known as the College Chapel. Lee was buried beneath the chapel in 1870.

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5. Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

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The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, formerly known as the National Heritage Museum and the Museum of Our National Heritage, is a museum located in Lexington, Massachusetts. Its emphasis is on American history, Freemasonry, and fraternalism, including co-ed and women's organizations, and it contains the Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives. The museum was founded in 1975, to correspond with the start of the Bicentennial of the United States and is partially funded by the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite, an appendant body of Freemasonry.

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6. John C. Breckinridge Memorial

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John C. Breckinridge Memorial

The John C. Breckinridge Memorial, originally on the courthouse lawn of Lexington, Kentucky, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 17, 1997, as part of the Civil War Monuments of Kentucky MPS. It commemorates John C. Breckinridge, who was born and died in Lexington. He was Vice President for James Buchanan and ran against Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 United States presidential election, winning nine Southern states. He served in the Confederate States Army, and was the last Confederate States Secretary of War, fleeing the country after the South lost.

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7. Christ Church Cathedral

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Christ Church Cathedral is the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington and is located at 166 Market Street, Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1796, Christ Church Cathedral is the oldest Episcopal church in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Renovations over the years have sought to preserve the original structure, and it remains relatively unchanged. The church created what is now called the Old Episcopal Burying Ground, located nearby. It held many who died during the cholera epidemics of 1833 and 1848, but most of the remains have been moved due to flooding.

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8. Simonds Tavern

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Simonds Tavern is a historic tavern building in Lexington, Massachusetts. It is a 2+1⁄2-story wood-frame structure, eight bays wide, with two front entrances and asymmetrically placed chimneys. The first portion of the building was built c. 1794 by Joshua Simonds, who also ran a tavern near Fiske Hill. He began operating a tavern at this site in 1802, and enlarged the building 1810 after Bedford Street was cut through the area. The building's interior has well-preserved Federal details.

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9. First Reformed United Church of Christ

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First Reformed Church, also known as the First Reformed United Church of Christ, is a historic Reformed church located at 22 E. Center Street in Lexington, Davidson County, North Carolina. It was designed by architect Herbert B. Hunter and built in 1927–1928. It is a steel frame building sheathed in tapestry brick, with a Late Gothic Revival style interior. It features a pair of corner towers of uneven height, pointed-arched portal, and a stone and stained glass rose window.

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10. Lexington County Museum

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Lexington County Museum

The Lexington County Museum is made up of 36 historic houses and outbuildings. It showcases the Colonial and Antebellum period of Lexington County history, with a particular focus on the Swiss and German heritage of Lexington. It is located in the Historic District of Lexington, South Carolina and has a large collection of locally-made artifacts, including quilts, furniture, and pottery. A department of Lexington County government, the Museum was created in 1970.

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11. Grace Episcopal Church

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Grace Episcopal Church is a historic Episcopal church located at 419 S. Main Street in Lexington, Davidson County, North Carolina. It was built in 1902, and is a one-story, Late Gothic Revival style red brick building. It features a steeply pitched gable roof, lancet-arched doors and windows, buttresses, a front corner bell tower, and a three-part stained-glass window produced by Tiffany Studios in 1918.

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12. Central Christian Church

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Central Christian Church

The Central Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky, is a historic church at 205 E. Short Street, and an active congregation of the Christian Church. The church was founded by Barton Stone and was the place where the Stone and Campbell movements united to form in 1832 as part of the Restoration Movement. The church was previously known as Hill Street Christian Church and Main Street Christian Church.

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13. Flight 5191 Memorial

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Flight 5191 Memorial

Comair Flight 5191 was a scheduled United States domestic passenger flight from Lexington, Kentucky, to Atlanta, Georgia. On the morning of August 27, 2006, at around 06:07 EDT, the Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet 100ER crashed while attempting to take off from Blue Grass Airport in Fayette County, Kentucky, 4 miles west of the central business district of the city of Lexington.

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14. Aviation Museum of Kentucky

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The Aviation Museum of Kentucky is an aviation museum located at the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky. Incorporated in 1989, and opened to the public in April, 1995. It includes over 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2) of exhibit space, a library, and an aircraft restoration and repair shop. The museum is the home of the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame.

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15. Liggett and Myers Harpring Tobacco Storage Warehouse

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Liggett and Myers Harpring Tobacco Storage Warehouse

The Liggett and Myers Harpring Tobacco Storage Warehouse is a building located in Lexington, Kentucky. The building is significant for its association with the burley tobacco industry in Lexington, Kentucky between 1930 and 1980 and is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Fayette County, Kentucky.

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16. First Congregational Church

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First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church and Lexington School consists of an historic church building located at 47 Delaware Street and an historic school building located at 51 W. Church Street, both in Lexington, Ohio. The school building is now the Richland County Museum.

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17. Stonewall Jackson House

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Stonewall Jackson House

The Stonewall Jackson House, located at 8 East Washington Street in the Historic District of Lexington, Virginia, was the residence of Confederate general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson from 1858 to 1861.

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