Historic High Country / Resaca

Fort Wayne Civil War Historic Site

117 Taylor Ridge Rd
Resaca, GA 30735

706-625-3200
  • Entrance

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  • Signage

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  • Trail map

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Fort Wayne Civil War Historic Site is 65 acres and contains two well-preserved fortified areas used by both Confederate and Union forces during and after the Civil War. For most of the Civil War, Fort Wayne was used as a staging area for Confederate reinforcements that were being sent north by rail transport. The original parade grounds and entrenchments are still in place today.

Later, the Confederates placed a light artillery battery on a dominant hill overlooking the Oostanaula River. This battery was used extensively during the Battle of Resaca during May 1864. These entrenchments were the last known constructed by the Georgia Militia in the entire state – the others being destroyed by development. After the Battle of Resaca, Union forces used the hill to garrison the bridge that crosses the Oostanaula River at Resaca. Union forces constructed a larger and separate fortification in the form of a redoubt that remains in excellent condition today. 

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Monday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Saturday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    75

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages