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

CONFEDERATE REUNION GROUNDS

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.

EVENTS

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.

The Grounds and Dance Pavilion are available to rent for special occasions such as weddings, reunions, etc.

January
Painting Class
2nd – 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Calling all moms! Join us for a girls evening out. Come relax and learn how to paint a pretty picture in a stress-free environment.
18th  Coco and More!
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Come join us for some fire side stories, hot chocolate, and more! This is going to be a fun evening of relaxing around the camp fire. If the night is clear, we will also have fun star gazing.  Admission for this event is $5.00 per family.
 
February
Valentines Celebration
9th  – 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Join us in making Valentine-worthy friendship bracelets and other crafts. Refreshments will be available. Admission is $2.00 per child.
Recipe Share
23rd  – 11:00 am – 1:00pm
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 dessert to dog treats!  This is a FREE event.
 
March
Nutrition Seminar
9th  – 9am-11am
Did you make a News Years Resolution? Having trouble keeping it going? Join us at the Confederate Reunion Grounds for a FREE Workout and Nutrition Seminar. This event is co-hosted with CrossFit Mexia and their certified coaches.
Chili Cookoff
16th  – all day event
Join us for a family day packed full of fun and food!
Feed the Birds, Spring edition
30th – 1pm-2pm
More of our feathery friends are starting to migrate back to the area! Let’s help them out by making bird feeders from recycled materials.

ACTIVITIES

    • 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’s 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: Site open 8am-5pm daily – Visitor Center open Tuesdays-Saturdays 8am-5pm, closed from noon-1pm
    • Admission Fees
      • Adults, $4
      • Seniors, $3
      • 5 and under, Free
      • Ages 6-18, $3
      • Ask about special rates for fishing, kayaking, and large families
Join us for Star Gazing parties scheduled periodically through the year.
Enjoy the site with your four-legged, best friend.
Crepe myrtles bloom throughout the summer.