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

September 22

Movie Night at Confederate Reunion Grounds

Come visit Confederate Reunion Grounds and watch movies under the historic pavilion! The September movie night is Friday, September 22nd at 7:30pm. This month we will be watching The Little Princess (1939), directed by Walter Lang, it was Shirley...

September 28

Miss Mamie's Parlor Days

Miss Mamie’s is a weekly Thursday tradition. Adults meet to play dominoes and other parlor games, and enjoy refreshments.

Have questions? Please call 254.472.0959 or email

September 30

National Public Lands Day 2017

Join us and Fort Parker State Park in celebration of “National Public Lands Day” by participating in the annual “Keep Texas Waterways Clean” river cleanup event on Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will work the...

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