AAA Editor Notes
Bingham-Waggoner Estate is at 313 W. Pacific St. Built in 1852, this 26-room mansion was the home of Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham and his wife from 1864 to 1870. After witnessing two nearby Civil War battles, Bingham painted his controversial work “Order Number Eleven” to protest the infamous 1863 directive that drove thousands of border residents from their property if they did not swear allegiance to the Union. The Waggoner family purchased the 19-acre estate in 1879, and their descendants occupied it until 1976. The house was extensively remodeled in the 1890s and is restored to reflect that period.
Guided tours are available.