Mansfield State Historic Site in collaboration with the Desoto Parish Tourism Bureau will offer a walking tour of downtown Mansfield on Saturday, June 17. Time, progress, and neglect has been the death of many historic structures in downtown Mansfield. Though gone, their roles in Mansfield's history still linger like a spirit. The tour will focus on a few buildings and sites that had a great impact on Mansfield's antebellum, Civil War era, and recent past. Gripping stories of Mansfield's history will help preserve these historic places to take on a modern role, instead of being lost forever.
Those attending the program will meet at Mansfield State Historic Site by 10:30 a.m., then follow the Park Ranger to the designated parking area in town. This is a weather-permitting outdoor program which involves walking on concrete and pavement; dress appropriately for weather and terrain. Please bring water as there will not be access to any public drinking fountains.
Mansfield State Historic Site is located on State Highway 175, three miles south of Mansfield, La.
Program admission is $5 per person, ages 12 and under are free.
Apparitions: City of Mansfield Walking Tour
- Mansfield State Historic Site