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

May 27

Movies at Confederate Reunion Grounds

Come join us on the grounds for after-hours movies! This summer series of programs will show old movies at the pavilion. Popcorn and refreshments will be available.   

Have questions? Please contact Julianna Lindsay, educator/interpreter...

May 28

Science Saturdays

Come to Confederate Reunion Grounds to learn a bit about the science that ties into our history. This series will be on the last Saturday of every month and cover topics related to petroleum geology, monarch migration, engineering, hydrogeology,...

May 29

Family Picnic Day

At the end of May. Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site has traditionally had a picnic day. Come out this year for a family picnic on the grounds under the shade of the historic burr oak trees. Admission is free for anyone wishing to...

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