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Confederate Memorial State Historic Site

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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.

Park Hours

Historic Site Grounds

Sunrise to sunset, daily

Site Office hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

  • April through September
    8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday
    12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • October through March
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday
    12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday
  • The chapel is open by appointment only.

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.

Name that Trail: This trail is designed especially for people with visual or physical disabilities and is designated as a National Recreation Trail. The trail passes by a quarry pond, which now supports a variety of animal life. A short spur off of the trail takes hikers to the top of the granite outcrop, where they can explore the maze of giant elephant rocks. A second spur brings you to a point overlooking an old quarry site, where Missouri red granite was quarried from the 1860s through the early 1900s. Don’t know the answer? Get your copy of Trails of Missouri State Parks and read more about this and other exciting trails in Missouri state parks and historic sites at mostateparks.com.