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Confederate Memorial State Historic Site

211 W 1st St, Higginsville, MO 64037-8158
+1 660-584-2853
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Peaceful, Beautiful Grounds

Spacious grounds with lakes, waterfowl, beautiful landscaping, historic buildings. Everything is... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
kaw07
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Union, Missouri
Confederate Memorial

This is a Historical Location, large numbers of the Confederate Army members lived out their final... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Joseph M
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Higginsville, Missouri
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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, visitors can visit the restored chapel and the Confederate cemetery, as well as three other historic buildings. Visitors will learn about the Confederate Home and the role it played in post-Civil War Missouri. The site’s 135 acres include numerous lakes to fish in as well as walking trails and places to picnic.
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211 W 1st St, Higginsville, MO 64037-8158
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Spacious grounds with lakes, waterfowl, beautiful landscaping, historic buildings. Everything is well cared for and such peaceful grounds you will want to walk & relax in one of the many memorial benches around the grounds.

Thank kaw07
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is a Historical Location, large numbers of the Confederate Army members lived out their final days. There is a cemetery next to the church. Cantrell is one of the grave sight. There is also a State park in the same location.

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Visiting Confederate Memorial in fall was a perfect time to see the leaves turn brilliant colors near the pergola at the park's entrance and learn about the history of the memorial. Unfortunately, the smell around the entire park was horrible, like manure and burning leaves,...More

Thank Zach S
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I knew it existed so I went all the way through Higginsville to locate it. This is a special place, not an attraction, but a response and remembrance to the participants of the war.

Thank James S
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Don't be mislead by the name, as this is not a battlefield or battle site, but a Confederate veteran's home that took care of aging Civil War veterans. Most is just sites now. The grounds are beautiful for a peaceful walk or picnic, or to...More

Thank NevadaHudson
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Well worth the stop! Very interesting and informative. The tour was great and very enjoyable. So glad I was able to visit.

Thank Chellie M
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Well maintained and a truly reverent space. There is an excellent staff willing to assist with any questions you may have. Worth a stop.

1  Thank 624WoodyCat
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Tour of the Anderson house was interesting. Well worth the $5. I would recommend watching the video first before doing the tour to get a little more background of the events.

1  Thank JeanHazlwd
Reviewed 15 July 2015

this was an interesting place to visit. the gravesite of William Quantrill of the Civil War is located in the Veteran's Home Cemetery. Or at least part of his body is there! The Missouri Veterans Cemetery is nearby. Beautifully kept grounds honoring our service men...More

1  Thank cmoore51
Reviewed 8 June 2015

We visited because my wife saw the yellow and black sign for the town with the finger pointing the way and was interested. We learned of the park and the former Confederate solider's home that was later torn down. We visited the Confederate Cemetery and...More

2  Thank Scott077
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