The Battle of Corydon is listed along side Gettysburg as the only two civil war battle sites on northern soil. This park reminds us of our history and is also listed listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The log cabin has been restored and is open Friday through Sunday (varying times) during the summer season.
This trail is rated easy. Though unpaved, it’s simple enough to walk. Enjoy the woods.
A local group hosts a Battle of Corydon Reenactment each July, for more information visit their Facebook page. This event though about this park occurs at Hayswood park.
Representative of housing at the time of Morgan’s Raid, the cabin furnishing was initiated in the fall of 2017.
The park’s 5 acres were donated to the Parks Department by the Hays family in 1975.
This area has remained basically unchanged since General John Hunt Morgan’s 2,440 man Confederate Cavalry Division overwhelmed the Harrison County Home Guard on July 9th, 1863.
Morgan’s Raid went to become the longest cavalry raid of the Civil War. The entire raid covered more than one thousand miles beginning near Sparta, Tennessee and ending with General Morgan’s surrender near New Lisbon, Ohio on July 26th, 1863. General Morgan’s escape is another story.