Confederate Memorial State Historic Site


Park Information

Step onto the peaceful grounds of Confederate Memorial State Historic Site and experience a historical 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. Many people will associate the site as a Civil War site; however, the site is an indirect result of the Civil War and is about caring for veterans who could no longer care for themselves. Today, visitors can visit the restored chapel and the Confederate Home cemetery. Visitors will learn about the Confederate Home and the role it played in post-Civil War Missouri. The site’s 135 acres include six ponds to fish, many use the one-way road around the historic park to bike and walk, play disc golf, and numerous places to picnic.

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, as well as temporary trail closures, click here to visit our Park and Site Status Map.

On the following days (actual or observed), staff will not be available and site buildings will be closed: Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year’s Eve; New Year’s Day; Jan. 2, 2023; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; and Presidents Day. 

Historic Site Grounds

Sunrise to sunset, daily

Site Office 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

Tours are by appointment only. Call the historic site at 660-584-2854.