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.
From the Blog
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 began...
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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