211 W First St, Higginsville MO 64037
The Confederate Soldier Home here, opened in 1891, housed more than 1,600 veterans and their families during its nearly 60 years of operation. The last vet here died in 1950 at the age of 108. Exhibits, monuments, buildings and cemetery are featured in a self-guided tour. Some of the remains of controversial Confederate guerrilla William Quantrill are buried here.
Grounds open during daylight hours. See park website for office hours.
Battle of Carthage State Historic Site • Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site • Battle of Lexington State Historic Site • Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site (Fort Davidson) • Battle of Westport • Centralia Battle/Massacre • Confederate Memorial State Historic Site • Fort D Park • Lone Jack Battlefield Museum and Soldier’s Cemetery • Missouri Civil War Museum • U.S. Grant National Historic Site • Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield