Welcome to the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
online collections. People have gathered on the grounds, where the
Navasota River and Jack's Creek come together, for thousands of
years. Evidence within the site suggests the earliest campers were
nomadic hunter-gatherers more than 5,000 years ago. However, this
property is most notable for its use by the Confederate veterans of
Limestone County for their annual reunions from 1888 through 1946.
As reunions grew larger, veterans from North Texas down to Houston
and across East Texas joined them. Families camped under the giant
burr oaks, enjoying speeches, dances, fellowship, and food while
remembering their comrades who fought and died in the Civil War.
The historic site remains a gathering place for family reunions and
group activities. The Friends of the Confederate Reunion Grounds
host events each year to promote awareness of the state historic