Mexia, TX: Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site hosted annual encampments, 1889-1946, of Confederate veterans and descendents: 1893 dance pavilion


Visitors to Confederate Reunion Grounds experience a combination of cultural and natural heritage. The site includes three primary stories for preservation including the pre-history, post-Civil War Reunion Movement, and early Texas oil boom. Visitors have the opportunity to experience first-hand a Civil War-era cannon with documented history for both Federal and Confederate action, an 1893 Dance Pavilion listed on the National Register, and ruins of structures from the Mexia Oil Boom.


Confederate Reunion Grounds SHS host a variety of programs and events through the year. For a calendar of events please check our website or like us on Facebook.


    • Natural heritage and recreational opportunities include walking trails, picnicking and playground use, Navasota River paddling trail for canoes and kayaks, fishing, birding trail, photography, group camping, historic landscaping, and wildlife. Visitors can combine the cultural and natural heritage during their visit, such as a picnic on the grounds and a walking, self-guided tour of historic ruins and structures on the site.
    • The site spans 76 acres and involves walking to visit historic structures, ruins, and walking trails. Developed walking trails include Miss Mamie Kennedy‚Äôs Walk (0.8 miles) and Tehuacana Trail (.35 miles). The interior roads are paved and many historic structures and ruins can be visited within a short walk from parking areas.
    • Hours: 8am-5pm daily
    • Admission Fees
      • Adults, $4
      • Seniors, $3
      • 5 and under, Free
      • Ages 6-18, $3
      • Family Fee (2 Adults/1 Child or 1 Adult/2 Children), $8
      • Each additional child, $1