This park is the site of the most important battle of the Civil War fought west of the Mississippi. The 44-acre site includes a museum noted for its variety of military artifacts. The interpretive program explains how the badly outnumbered Rebels defeated the Union army, ending the Red River Campaign. This site is included in the National Register of Historic Places.

You can learn more about the Civil War and the Red River Campaign in general at Mansfield State Historic Site. There, you’ll find monuments to the fallen as well as a museum; and can walk the same battlefield where the two nations once fought. You’ll even find a marble fireplace that once sat in the east wing of the White House in the museum.

The site sits near Mansfield, Natchitoches and Keachie, whose historical antebellum homes tell visitors of what rural Louisiana looked like before the Civil War. Shreveport, north Louisiana’s largest city, is a city full of great restaurants and Southern charm. And for a taste of the outdoors, check out Sabine National Wildlife Refuge and North Toledo Bend State Park.

Location

Mansfield State Historic Site Louisianna
15149 LA-175, Mansfield, LA 71052, United States

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Hours

Wednesday through Sunday

open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day

Fees

Entrance fee is $4 per person

Free for senior citizens (62 and older)

Free for children 3 and under

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Contact Details

Phone: (318) 872-1474, (888)677-6267

Email: mansfield_mgr@crt.la.gov

Official Website: Mansfield State Historic Site Louisianna

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Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Mansfield State Historic Site:

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The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips

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Mansfield State Historic Site is a must-visit state park in Louisianna. Check out other state parks in Louisianna here.

Louisianna State Parks