Historic High Country / Dallas

Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site

4432 Mt. Tabor Church Rd
Dallas, GA 30157

  • 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

    General Information


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • 152nd Anniversary Battle of Pickett's Mill

    152nd Anniversary Battle of Pickett's Mill

    06/03/2016 - 06/05/2016

    Join us for the 152nd Anniversary Battle of Pickett's Mill at the Pickett's Mill Battlefield. Historians Michael K. Shaffer, Steve Davis, and Brad Butkovich will discuss various topics from the war on Friday and Saturday. Shaffer will lead tours on Friday after his 2 p.m. lecture, and Butkovich will do likewise on Saturday after his 1 p.m. talk. Davis will speak at 11 a.m on Saturday. Please call the battlefield for additional details at 770-443-7850.

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  • 152nd Battle Commemoration and National Trails Day Hike

    152nd Battle Commemoration and National Trails Day Hike

    06/04/2016 - 06/04/2016

    This battle was one of the few Confederate victories. Witness artillery and musket firing demonstrations. Learn what it was like to be a soldier at this battle. See how civilians were affected by this battle. Finish the afternoon with a guided interpretive hike on the actual battlefield.

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  • Civil War Junior Ranger Camp

    Civil War Junior Ranger Camp

    07/07/2016 - 07/09/2016

    Join us for this Civil War-themed Junior Ranger Camp. The camp is for children ages 8 to 12 years old. See black powder weapons firing, including a cannon. Feel a slithering snake in your hand, get your feet wet in a creek hike while earning a Junior Ranger badge. Pre-registration is required.

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  • Soldier and Civilian Life during the Civil War and Candlelight Tours

    Soldier and Civilian Life during the Civil War and Candlelight Tours

    11/11/2016 - 11/12/2016

    Join us to learn about the life of soldiers and civilians during the Civil War. See civilian and military living history demonstrations. Later that night, participate in a guided interpretive tour. Relive the tense moments of the night battle at Pickett's Mill. Preregistration is required.

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  • Hidden Gem Series: Diversity of Native Plants

    Hidden Gem Series: Diversity of Native Plants

    11/12/2016 - 11/12/2016

    Pickett's Mill boasts a large variety of native plants. The biodiversity of habitats fosters growth of a number of plant communities. Join a ranger in exploring the rolling hills, wide-open fields, the steep, rocky ledges, and low-lying mesic areas. Discover the hidden plant communities, including the rare Georgia Aster.

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  • Christmas at the Cabin

    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.

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