Confederate Memorial State Historic Site, Higginsville

Historic Site · Tourist Spot
The Confederate Memorial State Historic Site is a state-owned property occupying 135 acres (55 ha) on the northern edge of Higginsville, Missouri. The site was established in 1952 to preserve what had been from 1891 to 1950 the Confederate Soldiers Home of Missouri and is a Missouri State Park.
The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981 as the Confederate Chapel, Cemetery and Cottage. The Confederate Chapel is a small, one-storied white frame structure with a square, two-storied projecting tower. The adjoining Confederate Memorial Cemetery is laid out in neat rows; each of the 723 graves (some are double) is marked with a stone and inscription.
The historic site offers tours, fishing ponds, and picnicking.
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  • For civil war history buffs this is an interesting and somber place. The interpretation signs and directions need refreshing. The Lucerne Lion which represents the “lost cause” is a wounded creature.....  more »
  • This is a beautiful, well kept site. We have visited a couple of times. Will probably go back again since it is so close to home.  more »
  • Beautiful park. Lots of trees, walking trail and picnic tables. Very quiet, peaceful and clean.
  • A really nice find, this park & civil war cemetery. Lovely chapel on the grounds and well kept lawns & markers. Including a famous one pictured here.

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