Confederate Memorial State Historic Site commemorates the more than forty thousand Missouri soldiers who fought for theStars and Bars. In the 1880’s veterans, organized as the Ex-Confederate Association of Missouri, came together to relive old times and to consider the plight of the less fortunate among them.In 1889, at their encampment in Higginsville, they incorporated a Confederate Home Association to select a site and seek funding for a home for their brethren. The following year, they purchased a 360 acre farm north of Higginsville. Most impressive is the carefully manicured cemetery, with its more than 800 graves of veterans and widows, a solemn reminder of loyalty and pride. In a ddition to the cemetery, four historic structures remain on the site: the Confederate Chapel, historic cottage, farmhands houseand the 1922 hospital building. The grounds include a 110-acre park with seven fishing ponds.
Confederate Memorial State Historical Site
The site office & chapel are
closed Monday - Wednesday
open 8 am - 4 pm Thursday - Saturday
12 noon- 5 pm on Sunday
The grounds are open from sunrise to sunset daily. Audio-visual presentations and tours are available for visitors during office hours or by appointment. Genealogical information on Confederate home residents is also available. Call 660-584-2853 for more information, or visit our website: www.mostateparks.com/confedmem.htm
Most impressive today is the carefully manicured cemetery, with its more than 800 graves of veterans and widows, a solemn reminder of loyalty and pride.