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 1902 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

February 9

Valentines Celebration

Join us in making Valentine worthy friendship bracelets and other crafts. Refreshments will be available. Admission is $2.00 per child.

 

February 23

Recipe Share

Do you have a recipe everyone loves? Share it with us! Bring your favorite dish and copies of the recipe and swap ideas with fellow cooks. This is great if you need to add to your recipe collection. Recipes can be anything from breakfast to...

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