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"
P: 254-472-0959

C: (254) 716-3730 

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

May 25

Memorial Day Luminaria

Join the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site for a free sunset luminaria in honor of Memorial Day. There will be hundreds of lights out on the site and the gates will remain open from 8:00pm to 10:00pm for visitors to drive through...

June 1

Classic Car Show & Bluegrass Band

Classic Cars are a must see! Come and join the Confederate Reunion Grounds for our Classic Car Show, featuring models from the 1960's and older. Music will be provided by The Bluegrass Solution, a Houston based bluegrass band, under our historic...

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