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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  • Pickett's Mill Re-enactment

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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 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

  • Soldier's Life

    Soldier's Life

    03/14/2015 - 08/15/2015

    Learn about the life of the common soldier who fought in Georgia. A park ranger dressed as a soldier will display the items soldiers carried while marching and fighting in north Georgia in 1864.

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  • Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill

    Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill

    04/18/2015 - 10/17/2015

    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 as authentic style muzzle loading rifles and muskets are fired.

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  • 151st Battle Commemoration

    151st Battle Commemoration

    06/06/2015 - 06/06/2015

    Artillery demonstrations will be held during the day in remembrance of Captain Key's Battery and its impact on the outcome of the battle.

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  • Trail Erosion Repair - Your State Parks Day

    Trail Erosion Repair - Your State Parks Day

    09/26/2015 - 09/26/2015

    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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  • Fall Candlelight Tours

    Fall Candlelight Tours

    11/20/2015 - 11/21/2015

    On November 20 - 21, 2015, Confederate and Federal soldiers will recreate the night attack of the Battle of Pickett's Mill. During guided tours at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m., visitors will witness Brig. Gen. Hiram Granbury's Brigade advance into the dark ravine and Capt. Thomas Key's artillery bombardment. Registration will be announced in October 2015.

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  • Christmas at the Cabin

    Christmas at the Cabin

    12/05/2015 - 12/05/2015

    Gather the family and join us at our 1850s log cabin. Civil War soldiers will be home for the holidays. The cabin will be the setting as period reenactors demonstrate farm life, chores, toys, games and celebrations of the period.

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