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

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site, Film

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Candle Light Tour

    Candle Light Tour

    03/03/2017 - 03/04/2017

    Enjoy a night hike, cannon firing and musket firing. The Battle of Pickett's Mill had been for raging for over six hours. As the clock neared midnight, Confederate General Patrick Cleburne planned a daring night assault to capture the Federal positions. Register at https://friendsofgastateparks.org/node/743.

    Friday, March 3, 2017
    7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 
    7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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  • Pickett's Mill Night Tours

    Pickett's Mill Night Tours

    03/03/2017 - 03/04/2017

    Pickett's Mill Candlelight Tours: Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4, 2017. See the Pickett's Mill Battlefield like you never have before - under cover of darkness! Five tours will be offered by candlelight, led by Civil War historian Michael K. Shaffer and others. $10 per person, children under the age of three free. Make your reservations now at: https://friendsofgastateparks.org/node/743. ​​ read more