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
Letters From War
01/21/2017 - 01/21/2017
Take a look back in time by reading soldiers diaries from the frontline. Join us on a walk to the battlefield for a reading of soldiers' letters. You will then have the chance to make your own diary and write letters of what you saw on the battlefield. We will begin in the museum library.read more
02/11/2017 - 02/12/2017
Confederate reenactors will be encamped next to our original 164-year-old log cabin, where civilian women will demonstrate what life was like on the home front. There will be musket firings every hour as well as interactive living history displays where you will be able to learn more about this important time in our state's history.read more