Historic High Country / Dalton

Historic Prater's Mill

5845 Hwy. 2
Dalton, GA 30721

706-694-6455
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Bring the whole family to historic Prater's Mill for a day on the grounds. Enjoy fishing, picnicing and walking the nature trail. Built in 1855, the gristmill site is a trailhead for the Cohutta-Chattahoochee Scenic Byway.

Prater's Mill is also one of the stops of the Blue and Gray Trail featuring Civil War heritage in northwest Georgia. The site was a camp for 600 Union soldiers in February 1864, and 2,500 Confederates in April 1864. 

Prater's Mill is located on Georgia Hwy. 2, which closely follows the original route of the 1805 Federal Road. The Federal Road is also a part of the Cherokee Trail of Tears route in Georgia. Ancestral families who lived at Prater's Mill have ties to the European, Native American and African American cultures.

The grounds aer open daily dawn to dusk. Tours are by appointment only. For more Prater's Mill information, visit our website.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:00AM - 9:00PM
    Monday: 8:00AM - 9:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 9:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 9:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 9:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 9:00PM
    Saturday: 8:00AM - 9:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Tours by appointment / Group rates available $7

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

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

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    75

    Special Tags

    Civil Rights, Civil War Site, Eco-Friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Prater's Mill Country Fair

    Prater's Mill Country Fair

    10/14/2017 - 10/15/2017

    Prater's Mill teems with life as crafters and entertainers gear up for this quality arts and crafts show held in the atmosphere of an old-fashioned country fair. The fair focuses on mountain music, Southern foods, living history exhibits and the handmade crafts and original art of 185 talented artists and artisans. Craft demonstrations include blacksmithing, spinning, quilting, rug hooking, woodcarving and hand tufting, a cottage industry that evolved into the tufted carpet industry centered ... read more