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Confederate Memorial State Historic Site, Higginsville

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The Confederate Memorial State Historic Site is a state-owned property occupying approximately 135 acres (55 ha) near Higginsville, Missouri. From 1891 to 1950, the site was used as an old soldiers' home for veterans of the Confederate States Army after the American Civil War. The Missouri state government then took over operation of the site after the last veteran died in 1950, using it as a state park. In 1981, a cottage, a chapel, and the Confederate cemetery were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Confederate Chapel, Cemetery and Cottage. The chapel was moved from its original position in 1913, but was returned in 1978. It has a tower and a stained glass window. The cottage is a small wooden building, and the cemetery contains 723 graves. Within the cemetery is a monument erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy which is modeled on the Lion of Lucerne. In addition to the cemetery and historic structures, the grounds also contain trails, picnic sites, and fishing ponds.
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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
    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. 
    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 »
  • We expected so much more of this state historic site. We could not find anyone to answer our questions. The park is lovely, but one does not get a sense of this being much. The signboards are... 
    We expected so much more of this state historic site. We could not find anyone to answer our questions. The park is lovely, but one does not get a sense of this being much. The signboards are...  more »
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  • 🏞The park is very nice and clean. ⭐🎖✅ You can have a cookout, walk around or go fishing in their ponds. 🎍💝🎆 It was quiet and very interesting. 🌳😉💟🌠
  • Interesting place beautiful old chapel on the grounds very nice park tables and BBQ pits , fishing ponds great place to walk or run , near towns edge
  • A well-manicured, beautiful facility, with lots of history to share. The short video available at the park office is worth the time, as it does a good job explaining the history of the place and why it is important. The cemetery and church are both pleasant places, and the grounds are all lovely. The story of the Confederate veteran's home is an interesting one!
  • Love going here on my lunch breaks! Peaceful, well maintained park. Great place for a walk, picnic, or fishing.
  • Very nice park and memorial well kept with lots of history.

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