Related Organization: Lexington Tourism Bureau
This guided lantern tour transports goers back in time to meet the ghosts of Lexington’s past. The tour traverses historic Machpelah Cemetery to stop at the graves of six honored citizens of Lexington. At each stop, tour groups will hear fascinating accounts of long-ago as reenactors bring the stories of the deceased back to life once more. Bring the whole family for an unforgettable experience. Tickets to the Haunted Cemetery Tour are $10 and all proceeds benefit the Lexington Historical Museum.
Located at 900 S. 20th Street in Lexington, Machpelah Cemetery is one of the oldest legal corporations still in existence in Missouri, established in 1849. 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 are also located at the historic cemetery.