The Day the War Stopped Festival

June 07, 2024 - June 09, 2024


4794 Prosperity Street
St. Francisville LA 70775
The Day the War Stopped is an annual reenactment of an event that took place during the Civil War. A union solider who was also a freemason passed away on a ship in the Mississippi from an illness. His shipmates sought a one-day truce to be able to bury his body at Grace Church in St. Francisville. Both sides stopped fighting to honor his funeral. More information can be found at