Christmas on the Home Front

Come and learn what holiday treats were popular on the homefront, North and South, during the Civil War. Period sweets such as gingerbread cookies, peppermint sticks, and molasses taffy will be available for sampling, as well as coffee. The Christmas traditions of the era and how families of soldiers in the field celebrated the holidays during the war will also be discussed.

Mansfield State Historic Site is located 3 miles south of Mansfield, Louisiana, on Hwy. 175. Our phone number is 318-872-1474, or toll-free 1-888-677-6267.

Mansfield State Historic Site preserves 178 acres of the Civil War battlefield where the Battle of Mansfield occurred on April 8, 1864. Facilities at our park include a museum, research library, gift shop, interpretive film, picnic area, and battlefield trail. We have scheduled events every month, so check out our programs and come visit us!