Historic High Country / Dallas

Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site

4432 Mt. Tabor Church Rd
Dallas, GA 30157

770-443-7850
  • Pickett's Mill Museum

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  • View along trail at Pickett's Mill

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  • Log Cabin at Pickett's Mill

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  • Pickett's Mill Re-enactment

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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

    Adults $5.50

    Group rates available with advance notice. please call 770-443-7850.

    Seniors (62+) $3.50

    Youth (ages 6-17) $3.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Trail Erosion Repair - Your State Parks Day

    Trail Erosion Repair - Your State Parks Day

    09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014

    Help with controlling erosion on the Site's Historic Red and Blue Trails. Breaks and Buffers will be used to direct water away from the walking trails. This is a chance to help further preserve the unique battlefield.

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  • Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill

    Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill

    10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014

    Join us at the log cabin for this living history event. Discover what fall was like on a small farm during the Civil War 150 years ago. Watch someone cook over a fire. Enjoy toys and games. Experience the sights and sounds of a black powder demonstration while authentic style muzzle loading rifles and muskets are fired.

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