Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site

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

1738 FM 2705
Mexia, TX 76667
GPS: N31° 38' 0.9" W96° 33' 26"
254-472-0959
crg@thc.texas.gov

 

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 1902 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

July 18

Wednesday Science Adventures!

School will be back before you know it! Let the Confederate Reunion Grounds help get your student back in gear! Join us for a 3-week science adventure. It will occur on each Wednesday from July 18 to August 1. Each Wednesday will be a new topic...

July 21

Water Balloon Hunt

You've had Easter Egg Hunts, and you've had water balloon fights. Now join us at the Confederate Reunion grounds for a Water Balloon Hunt! Areas will be split by age group. Bring a bucket to collect your balloons for the big finale!

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July 25

Wednesday Science Adventures!

School will be back before you know it! Let the Confederate Reunion Grounds help get your student back in gear! Join us for a 3-week science adventure. It will occur on each Wednesday from July 18 to August 1. Each Wednesday will be a new topic...

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