Mansfield State Historic Site

Mansfield State Historic Site


Location:In DeSoto Parish, 4 miles south of the town of Mansfield on LA 175.
Facilities:Museum, outdoor exhibits, interpretive trails, visitor center, craft shop, restrooms, picnic area.
Activities:Guided tours, living history demonstrations, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Site commemorates the most important battle of the Civil War fought west of the Mississippi, and the museum's impressive collection includes Civil War weapons, arms, uniforms, letters, diaries, documents, and other related artifacts. The Confederate victory here prevented complete Union control of Louisiana and the progression of the war into Texas -- and may have prolonged the war by several months. In 1973 the site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Address:15149 Hwy 175
Mansfield, LA 71052

Phone:318-872-1474
Phone: 888-677-6267;
Web: www.crt.state.la.us/parks/iMansfld.aspx
Size: 178 acres.

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