Reflect on post-war experiences of Confederate veterans at this former home for Confederate veterans.


Hours

Grounds open year-round, dawn to dusk.

Office hours
April - September: Thurs - Sat 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun 12 - 5 p.m.
October - March: Thurs - Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun 12 - 5 p.m.
The historic chapel on the grounds is open by appointment only.

Call for guided tour availability.

Contact Information

211 W First Street
Higginsville, MO 64037
Phone: 660-584-2853
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Location Type

Interpretive Signs
Monument
National Register of Historic Places

Site Info

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Step on to the peaceful grounds of Confederate Memorial State Historic Site and experience where the last voices of the “Lost Cause” lingered. The site was once home to the Confederate Soldiers Home of Missouri, which provided comfort and refuge to 1,600 Civil War veterans and their families for nearly 60 years.

Today, Confederate Memorial State Historic Site commemorates the more than 40,000 Missouri soldiers who fought for the Southern cause. The grounds include the century-old chapel and cottage, a farmhouse, and the 1920s-era hospital building. Visitors today can enjoy the memorial park with its many small lakes, fine old trees and beautifully kept lawns. They can fish, enjoy an afternoon picnic, or walk through the historic cemetery and restored chapel, both on the National Register of Historic Places.

Tours are not available every day of the week; please call us at 660-584-2853 to check on availability. Visitors are welcome to visit the chapel, cemetery and the grounds without a guide.

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