Bingham-Waggoner Estate is at 313 W. Pacific St. The 26-room mansion was the 1864-70 home of Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham and his wife. Having seen two Civil War battles nearby, 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 resided in it until 1976. The house was extensively remodeled in the 1890s and has been restored to that period.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.