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.
Come visit Confederate Reunion Grounds and watch movies under the historic pavilion! The May movie night is Friday, May 26th at 7:30pm. This month we will be watching The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), in honor of the closing of the Ringling...
Join the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site for a sunset luminaria in honor of Memorial Day. The celebration of Memorial Day dates to shortly after the Civil War, when various commemorative holidays were celebrated across the country...
Come join us at the Confederate Reunion Grounds for Fiber Friday! This series will occur once monthly and look at period activities involving knitting, crochet, and sewing. The focus will be on the 1860s-1940s. Feel free to bring a project you...
From the Blog
By Rachel Smith, Educator, Confederate Reunion Grounds
On April 29–30, the Friends of the Confederate Reunion Grounds will host its 23rd annual Civil War Living History and Reenactment at Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site. The event has become a popular yearly tradition for local residents and history buffs from far and wide.
The presentation of mock battles or...
By Dixie Hoover, Confederate Reunion Grounds Site Manager
Cooler weather has finally arrived at Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site, and the upcoming events calendar is full for this fall. But looking back at summer, it sure was fun!
Summer events at the site revived the camaraderie experienced by Civil War veterans during their summer camp meetings here, which...
By Dixie Hoover, Confederate Reunion Grounds Site Manager; Photos by April Parolini, Office Manager
The annual Friends of the Confederate Reunion Grounds living history and reenactment event, held the third weekend of April each year, has become a signature Civil War event in Texas. This year marked the 19th year in a row that Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site...
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