Welcome to Downtown Lexington, MO

Founded in 1822, we have 130 antebellum structures

"Founded in 1822, we have 130 antebellum structures"

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A little about Lexington

Follow in the steps of Santa Fe Trail traders, steamboat captains and Civil War soldiers. See Lexington's storied courthouse, battlefield, beautiful antebellum homes and historic districts. Shop in our antique and specialty shops. Dine in our charming restaurants. Stay in our quaint B&B's. Explore the beauty and bounty of Lafayette County's orchard country and five wineries. You'll feel welcome for a day, a weekend, perhaps even a lifetime. Lexington and Lafayette County are located in the Old Trails Tourism Region, just 45 minutes east of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Come and add to our legends!

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The history of Lexington

The historic city of Lexington is located on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River in Lafayette County, Missouri. Lexington was platted in 1822 near William Jack's Ferry, which had been established just three years earlier on the south bank of the river. The city was named after Lexington, Kentucky. The earliest settlers were primarily from Kentucky and Virginia. Later came German, Irish and Italian immigrants. The seat of Lafayette County since 1823, Lexington grew rapidly during the following decades due to its strategic location on the Missouri River. John Aull opened a mercantile store in 1822. A short time later, he was joined by his brothers, James and Robert. The Aull Brothers soon had one of the first frontier retail chains, operating stores in Liberty, Independence and Richmond.

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Businesses in Lexington, Missouri

Here is a collection of downtown Lexington, Missouri businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Ca d' Giorgio B&B


1854 Italianate treasure


The Inn on Main


Four spacious rooms with period decor


The Parsonage B&B


Circa1894 Queen Anne in historic district


Victorianne B&B


Located in Old Neighborhoods Historic District


Baltimore Bend Vineyard

Museums / Attractions

We focus on creating wine from our own vineyard


La Bella Vineyards

Museums / Attractions

Free tastings at our tasting room/gift shop


Maria's Family Cafe


At Maria's you will find relaxing & causal dining


Polished Nail Salon and Spa


Visit us for gels, acrylics, and solar nails.


Blackthorn Antiques


Premium quality antiques, fine art and period pieces


Gigi's Boutique


Something for EVERYONE!


Limrick's Fine Things


Limrick's...because you gotta look good!


Missouri River Antique Co.


Architectural items, primitives and antiques


The Velvet Pumpkin


3,000 sq. ft. of shopping excitement