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 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

July 8

Historic Speeches Day

Join the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site for an afternoon of listening to historic speeches under the pavilion, followed by an ice cream social. Would you like to read a historic speech? Please let us know if you or your child...

July 14

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...

July 22

Learning Series: Texas Confederates and their Black Body Servants

During an early veterans meeting at the Confederate Reunion Grounds, a local man and former slave named Nicholas Blain presented a speech about his experiences accompanying his Confederate master and the 7th Texas Infantry during the Civil War....

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