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

    Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site, Film

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • 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

    Learn about the life of soldiers and civilians during the Civil War. During the day, see civilian and military living history demonstrations. Later that night, experience the tense moments of the night battle on a candlelit tour. Preregistration is required for the candlelight tour. Make reservations at https://friendsofgastateparks.org/node/743.

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  • Candlelight Tours

    Candlelight Tours

    11/11/2016 - 11/12/2016

    Soldiers will recreate the night attack of the battle. You will witness Brig. Gen. Hiram Granbury's Brigade advance in the night and Capt. Thomas Key's artillery bombardment as they try to clear the federals out of the dark ravine. Reservations required. https://friendsofgastateparks.org/parks/pickett-s-mill

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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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