Historic High Country / Resaca

Battle of Resaca Reenactment

Dates : 5/20/17 - 5/21/17
Chitwood Farm
Chitwood Road NE
Resaca, GA 30735


The first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign was fought around the tiny village of Resaca on May 14-15, 1864. Over two days, Union and Confederate forces attacked and counter-attacked, with both armies losing approximately 2,800 men.

Georgia's oldest and largest reenactment is located on the historic Chitwood Farm just north of Resaca off Hwy. 41. The reenactment site is one of the few places in the nation that is held on part of an original battlefield, making the action seem very real as one hears the yells, smells the power, and feels the ground sake for the guns. Trains still roll through the site on the same track bed on which the Great Locomotive Chase between the General and Texas occurred in 1862.

See the infantry, full-scale cannons, cavalry, and civilian refugees converge on Resaca. Period sutler and many modern food vendors, serving breakfast, lunch, and supper will be onsite. Enjoy a day or the entire weekend with the family as history comes alive. 

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $5

    Children under 12 $2

    Infants $0

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Concessions, Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


    Civil War, Culinary, Food, Wine & Beer, Entertainment, Family Friendly, History & Heritage