Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site

Visitors learn about the Old Val Verde cannon. Reenactors prepare food. The historic pavilion. Reenactors play music.

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

March 24

Movie Night at Confederate Reunion Grounds

Come visit Confederate Reunion Grounds and watch movies under the historic pavilion! Movie Night is returning in 2017. Please come out on Friday, March 24th and watch a movie in honor of Women’s History Month. This month we will be watching A...

March 25

Kite Day 2017

The Confederate Reunion Grounds is hosting a kite day to celebrate Spring! Kite Day will take place on Saturday, March 25th, and all are welcome. Admission is free for participants; please join us anytime between 12pm and 3pm. 

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April 7

Fiber Friday

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...

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