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.
Choose from six ponds suitable for fishing that are stocked with bass, bluegill and catfish. The daily limits are posted on brown signs around each of the ponds. Boats are prohibited.
In addition to learning some history, you can also enjoy the outdoors. The historic site has a historic pergola (not covered) that can be used for family gatherings. There are also picnic sites with grills in several areas. All areas are usable on a first-come, first-served basis.
A playground is available in the picnic area.