Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site

Visitors learn about the Old Val Verde cannon. Reenactors prepare food. The historic pavilion. Reenactors play music.

1738 FM 2705
Mexia, TX 76667
GPS: N31° 38' 0.9" W96° 33' 26"


Driving map to Confederate Reunion Grounds.

On the edge of the Navasota River, Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site commemorates a place where Confederate Civil War veterans and families reunited from 1889–1946. Today, it remains a gathering place for living history events and family reunions, and features an 1893 dance pavilion, Civil War-era cannon, and ruins of structures from the “Roaring ‘20s” and Mexia Oil Boom. 

The site represents one of the few historic sites so clearly connected to Texas’ Southern identity and the Lost Cause Movement, which sought to bolster camaraderie among Southern veterans and restore the honor of the fallen Confederate soldiers. Families camped under the giant bur oaks, enjoying speeches, concerts, dances, fellowship, food, and raising funds for families of their fallen comrades.

Upcoming Events

October 1

Archeology Family Day

Bring a picnic lunch and celebrate Texas Archeology Month! Family Day schedule includes hands-on activities and demonstrations of native crafts and technologies – to include flint knapping, atlatl spear throwing, bows and arrows, and a mock dig. ...

October 5

Woven Wednesdays

Free admission for all participants coming to Woven Wednesday!

Come to Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site once a month to participate in Woven Wednesday! 

Woven Wednesday is a new program looking at textiles and various...

October 21

Fiber Friday

Join us at Confederate Reunion Grounds for Fiber Friday! This series will occur once monthly and look at period activities and technologies involving spinning, knitting, crochet, and yarn. The focus will be on the 1860s-1940s. Topics and...

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