AA.MO3Over the weekend I did some exploration of my new environs – the area around Kansas City, MO. I took a drive about 60 minutes west of KC to the town of Higginsville, MO – home of Missouri’s Confederate Memorial State Historic Site.

About Missouri’s Confederate Memorial State Historic Site: “Step on to the peaceful grounds of Confederate Memorial State Historic Site and experience where the last voices of the “Lost Cause” lingered. 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. Today, visitors can visit the restored chapel and the Confederate cemetery, as well as three other historic buildings. Visitors will learn about the Confederate Home and the role it played in post-Civil War Missouri. The site’s 135 acres include numerous lakes to fish in as well as walking trails and places to picnic.”

It was a beautiful day and the park was the perfect place to spend the afternoon. As a history buff I was interested in touring the confederate veterans’ cemetery (something I am pretty sure we don’t have in New Hampshire) and then I went for a long walk along the park’s winding trails.  The Confederate Memorial State Historic Site is a great place for a picnic or just relaxing with a good book on a summer’s afternoon.

These are some of the pictures I took of the Confederate Veterans’ Cemetery in the park (click on the thumbnail below to see the full picture).

Missouri’s Confederate Memorial State Historic Site is located 60 miles east of Kansas City in Higginsville, MO.