Fort Wayne Civil War Historic Site

Location

117 Taylor Ridge Rd.
Resaca GA 30735

Rates

  • Admission: $0.00

Hours of Operation

  • 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
  • Sunday : 8:00am - 6:00pm
Entrance
Signage
Trail map

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. 

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Self-guided Tours
Near Interstate Highway
  • 75
Special Tags
  • Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission