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Mansfield State Historic Site

15149 Highway 175, Mansfield, LA 71052-4774
+1 318-872-1474
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The Mansfield State Commemorative Area is not a must see, in the same sense as Gettysburg or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David T
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
First class site and museum

This site gives an excellent picture of a significant Civil War battle. There is an informative... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Graham K
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15149 Highway 175, Mansfield, LA 71052-4774
+1 318-872-1474
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mansfield State Commemorative Area is not a must see, in the same sense as Gettysburg or Shiloh. However, the essence of the Red River Valley Campaign of 1864 and the brave men who fought and died during the Civil War is very well captured....More

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site gives an excellent picture of a significant Civil War battle. There is an informative introductory film and an excellent display of artefacts in the museum. Michael is knowledgeable and wants to share his enthusiasm for the site and the period in history with...More

1  Thank Graham K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I participated in a living history demonstration that was being recorded. I was impressed with the level of staff, the courteousness of the staff, the displays, the number of artifacts, and the size of the park, even though most of it is protected but not...More

1  Thank Sportlord
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Surprisingly modern and comprehensive museum with very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The battleground is so well kept it could pass as a private golf club. Definitely worth an hour's visit.

Thank Loui S
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is an unexpected gem found in Desoto Parish Louisiana. The grounds are pristine and the museum is state-of-the-art but what really makes this location stand out from the crowd is the fact that the staff is so friendly and helpful. This is Southern Hospitality...More

1  Thank Bailale d
Michael M, Public Relations Manager at Mansfield State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you for your visit to a Louisiana State Park!

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Mansfield State Historic Site preserves and interprets the most significant portion of the Mansfield battlefield -- the ground over which Mouton's division attacked the Union right flank. Although the accessible field is relatively small, the museum, film, and trail are all first rate. The surrounding...More

Thank wobyrne
Michael M, Guest Relations Manager at Mansfield State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you for your visit to the battlefield and museum!

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Took my son there for "Be a Civil War soldier for a Day" event. What an awesome way to spend 6 hours. The museum staff really gets into their roles and provides a great overview as life as a soldiers -- from signing papers to...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The Mansfield State Historic Site is located on Highway 175, 3 miles southeast of Mansfield, LA. It preserves part of the battlefield of the Battle of Mansfield, or Sabine Crossroads, as it is also known, which was fought on April 8, 1864. General Nathaniel Banks...More

1  Thank TallTexWally
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in on our way home from Shreveport and were very impressed with both the actual historical site and the staff. It's a must-visit if the Civil War is interesting to you.

Thank Alexis H
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Excellent little museum that tells the story of the often unknown Battle of Mansfield during the Civil War. We took our 5 year old grandson who had been asking to go because we pass it everyday since it is just a mile from our home....More

Thank njdedwards
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Hi there...my husband loves studying he Civil War, and we intend to visit here this coming summer. How long does it take to adequately visit the battlefield and museum? I'm trying to plan our drive so we don't cut ourselves short there. Thanks for any help you can give us!
14 January 2017|
Response from Michael M | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in visiting our site! First off the museum and park are open Wednesday – Sunday 9AM to 5PM. We would suggest having 2-3 hours to spend at the park to take in the exhibits at the museum as well... More