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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  • Log Cabin at Pickett's Mill

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  • Pickett's Mill Re-enactment

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  • View along trail 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

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group-friendly

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Junior Ranger Camp

    Junior Ranger Camp

    07/13/2017 - 07/15/2017

    In this three day program, kids will learn about the Civil War, the environment and ecosystems, and outdoor safety. Junior ranger camp is for kids age 8-12. Preregistration required.

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  • Cabin Life in Pre-War Paulding

    Cabin Life in Pre-War Paulding

    08/26/2017 - 08/26/2017

    What was life in northwest Georgia like before the Civil War? Come check out this unique program held at our original log cabin where reenactors will recreate day-to-day life of the 1850s. There will be period games for kids, and adults will be able to interact with knowledgeable reenactors.

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