Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site
Dallas, GA 30157
Pickett's Mill is one of the best-preserved Civil War battlefields in the nation. Visitors can travel roads used by Federal and Confederate troops, see earthworks constructed by these men, and walk through the same ravine where hundreds died.
On May 27, 1864, the Federal Army, having been stopped in its advance on Atlanta two days earlier by the Battle of New Hope Church, attempted to outflank the Confederate position. Some 14,000 Federal troops were selected for the task, and General Howard was given command. After a five-hour march, Howard's force reached the vicinity of Pickett's Mill and prepared to attack. Waiting were 10,000 Confederate troops under the command of General Cleburne. The Federal assault began at 5 p.m. and continued into the night. Daybreak found the Confederates still in possession of the field. The Federals had lost 1,600 men compared to the Confederate loss of 500. The Confederate victory resulted in a one-week delay of the Federal advance on Atlanta.
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Admission & Fees
Group rates available with advance notice. please call 770-443-7850.
Seniors (62+) $3.50
Youth (ages 6-17) $3.00
Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round
Civil War Site, Film
Suitable for Ages
Soldier and Civilian Life during the Civil War and Candlelight Tours
11/11/2016 - 11/12/2016
Learn about the life of soldiers and civilians during the Civil War. During the day, see civilian and military living history demonstrations. Later that night, experience the tense moments of the night battle on a candlelit tour. Preregistration is required for the candlelight tour. Make reservations at https://friendsofgastateparks.org/node/743.read more
11/11/2016 - 11/12/2016
Soldiers will recreate the night attack of the battle. You will witness Brig. Gen. Hiram Granbury's Brigade advance in the night and Capt. Thomas Key's artillery bombardment as they try to clear the federals out of the dark ravine. Reservations required. https://friendsofgastateparks.org/parks/pickett-s-millread more
Christmas at the Cabin
12/03/2016 - 12/03/2016
Gather the family and join us at our 1850s log cabin. Help decorate the tree. Civil War soldiers will be home for the holidays. The cabin will be the setting as period reenactors demonstrate farm life, chores, and celebrations of the period. Play with the toys that pioneer children would have played with.read more