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"


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

October 22

Orionids Meteor Shower and Star Gazing

Join the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site for an evening of stargazing. This event will coincide with the Orionids Meteor Shower. Come join us for what might be a good shooting star show!

Admission is $5 per family and all...

October 27

A Spooktacular Event

The Confederate Reunion Grounds invites you to join us for a “Spooktacular” event! Plans for the event include a Pumpkin Carving Contest beginning at 2 p.m. and a Costume Contest beginning at 3 p.m. There will also be face painting, Halloween...

November 24

“Thankful for Family” Fun Day

It’s a time to be thankful! Join us at the Confederate Reunion Grounds for a “Family Fun Day!” Feel free to bring food to grill, or pack a picnic. There will be various games to play on the site grounds, including Bingo, giant scrabble, lawn dice...

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