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

    Facility Amenities

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Civil War Trust Volunteer Day

    Civil War Trust Volunteer Day

    04/07/2018 - 04/07/2018

    Volunteers will learn about this site while they help preserve it. We will remove brush from the earthworks. This will help protect them and make them easier to see. We will be building an artillery deck behind the museum. We will provide water and snacks. After the work is done, there will be interpretive programs.

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  • Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill

    Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill

    04/14/2018 - 10/13/2018

    Join civilian reenactors at our original 164-year-old log cabin. We will be tilling the garden, cooking over a fire, and portraying daily life of the mid-19th century, plus period games for kids.

    Saturday, April 14, 2018
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Saturday, October 13, 2018 
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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  • Anniversary of the Battle of Pickett's Mill and History Hike

    Anniversary of the Battle of Pickett's Mill and History Hike

    06/01/2018 - 06/03/2018

    From 10 a.m. - noon, experience reenactors and living history demonstrations. Learn what is was like to be a refugee. Interact with soldiers and civillians. Go on a guided history hike that goes to a cornfield to see an important part of the battle.

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