Step onto the peaceful grounds of Confederate Memorial State Historic Site and experience a historic park setting. 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. Although the site is associated with the Civil War, it is an indirect result of the war, rather than a battle site; its purpose was to care for veterans who could no longer care for themselves.
Today, visitors can visit the restored chapel and the Confederate Home cemetery, and learn about the Confederate Home and the role it played in post-Civil War Missouri. The site’s 135 acres include six fishing ponds, a disc golf course, numerous picnic areas, and a park road that is popular for walking and biking.