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

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group-friendly

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Trench Warfare in the Civil War

    Trench Warfare in the Civil War

    08/05/2017 - 08/05/2017

    Did you know Civil War soldiers utilized trenches as a tactic of warfare? As the war developed into its later stages, troops both blue and gray learned quickly that "digging in" was vital to winning battles. See some of the actual trenches that were used. This program will be part lecture and part battlefield tour, so everyone will enjoy it.

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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 reenactors.

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  • Cost of Defeat: The Fall of Atlanta, 1864

    Cost of Defeat: The Fall of Atlanta, 1864

    09/02/2017 - 09/02/2017

    To commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the fall of Atlanta to Sherman's forces, our site historian will lead a brief talk about the history of the last battles of the Atlanta Campaign and its influence in ending the Civil War. A guided tour of Pickett's Mill Battlefield is included in this program.

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