Battle of Corydon Memorial Park

Park Info

  812-738-8236

Hours

Fri - Sat, 9:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm

GPS

Directions

About half a mile south from historic downtown Corydon on Old State Road 135

Address

100 Old Hwy 135 SW
Corydon, IN 47112  

Battle of Corydon Memorial Park

Rich History

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.

The Wooded Trail

This trail is rated easy. Though unpaved, it’s simple enough to walk. Enjoy the woods.

Reenactment

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.

Battle Park Cabin

Representative of housing at the time of Morgan’s Raid, the cabin furnishing was initiated in the fall of 2017.

More To Do

  • See a Civil War Cannon
  • Read Historical Plaques
  • Tour Battle Park Cabin





 

History

Introduction

The park’s 5 acres were donated to the Parks Department by the Hays family in 1975.

Unchanged

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.

Battle of Corydon Memorial Park Park Map