Confederate Memorial State Historic Site


Park Information

Missouri State Parks has implemented a number of measures designed to maintain required social distancing and protect visitors, volunteers and staff. We ask our visitors to view our Park Hours to confirm operating hours. A full list of temporary closures can be found here. The latest information from Missouri State Parks on COVID-19 can be found here.

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

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Historic Site Grounds

Sunrise to sunset, daily

Site Office hours

COVID-19 Temporary Hours

As of April 1, 2021, the office and film room will be open Thursdays through Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a limited capacity of four guests at any time in the office and four guests at any one time in the film room. An interpretive orientation program is available in the film room. Face coverings will be required in the office, film room and chapel as required by Lafayette County health ordinance.

Regular Hours

Summer Hours (On-Season)

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

Winter Hours (Off-Season)

  • October through March
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday
    Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday
  • Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and Easter days

Tours by appointment only. Call Confederate Memorial State Historic Site at 660-584-2854.