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 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

August 26

Dog Days at Confederate Reunion Grounds

It’s the dog days of summer, so bring your furry friend and family for our Dog Days event! Admission is free, but visitors are encouraged to bring pet food donations for LARAS House animal shelter. Come walk your dog at the site, and enjoy...

September 1

Fiber Friday

Come join us at the Confederate Reunion Grounds for Fiber Friday! This informal program occurs every month on a Friday for those who are interested in knitting, crochet, and sewing. Feel free to bring a project you are working on; limited...

September 22

Movie Night at Confederate Reunion Grounds

Come visit Confederate Reunion Grounds and watch movies under the historic pavilion! The September movie night is Friday, September 22nd at 7:30pm. This is the last movie night for the year. This month we will be watching 'Cheyenne Autumn' (1964...

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