3 Missouri Lighthouses You Can Visit (And 1 You Can’t)

As a landlocked state, Missouri isn’t exactly a hub for lighthouses. Yet there are a few places within our borders to experience these iconic pieces of nautical life. All of Missouri’s lighthouse structures are ornamental, but they still o„ffer up interesting history, a study in architecture, great views, or at the very least, a fun photo-op.


February 13, 1859

The first railroad across the state was completed between Hannibal and St. Joseph. On this date the eastbound section was joined with the westbound section at Chillicothe.


Hannibal LaGrange College

September 15, 1858

Hannibal-LaGrange College opened as the LaGrange Male and Female Seminary.