Christmas On the Homefront

December 16, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Taking a trip back to the holiday season during the American Civil War, visitors to Mansfield State Historic Site will learn about the Christmas traditions of the era and how families of Civil War soldiers celebrated the yuletide season with stories, songs, and food! Period holiday sweets such as gingerbread cookies, peppermint sticks, molasses taffy, hot chocolate, and chicory coffee will be available for sampling, as well as a demonstration of how these items were made in a 19th-century kitchen.

Mansfield State Historic Site is located on La. Hwy. 175, three miles south of Mansfield. Admission is $4.00 per person age 4-61; seniors 62 and over and children 3 and under are free.  For more information, call (318) 872-1474 or (888) 677-6267, or visit our website at