Historic High Country / Dalton

Historic Prater's Mill

5845 Hwy. 2
Dalton, GA 30721

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Bring the whole family to historic Prater's Mill for a day on the grounds. Enjoy fishing, picnicking and walking the nature trail. Built in 1855, the gristmill site is a trail head 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 are open daily dawn to dusk. Tours are by appointment only. 

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


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site


    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Parking on Site

    Picnic Area

    Picnic Shelter

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available


    Near Interstate Highway


    Special Tags

    Civil Rights

    Civil War Site


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages