Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site

Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
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Historic Site 770-443-7850

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» Temporary Exhibit:
› One of two original cannons used during this battle is now on display in the museum, on loan from Atlanta History Center.
» Pet Notice:
› Leashed pets are allowed on historic site trails, however, they are not allowed in buildings. Please view our Park Rules page for more information.
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. An authentic 1800s pioneer cabin is furnished and open for tours during certain events.

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.


Historic Site Hours:

Thursday–Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Historic Site Admission:

- Adults (18–61): $5.50
- Seniors (62+): $3.50
- Youth (6–17): $3.00
Group rates available with 2 weeks advance notice.


• 765 Acres
• Picnic Tables
• Group Shelter
• Visitor Center
• Bus Parking

Things To Do & See:

• Hiking — 4 miles of trails
• Earthworks

Nearby Attractions:

Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site
• Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield
Red Top Mountain State Park
Rome, Georgia
Sandy Springs, Georgia
Sweetwater Creek State Park

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Trench Warfare in the Civil War
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
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.  $3 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
Cabin Life in Pre-War Paulding
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
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.  $3 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
The Cost of Defeat: The Fall of Atlanta, 1864
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
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.  $3 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 10 AM to 5 PM
Give back to your favorite State Parks by volunteering in special projects, such as maintenance, resource management, and trail work. 770-443-7850.
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
4432 Mount Tabor Church Road
Dallas, GA 30157
Paulding County

GPS Coordinates:

N 33.973450 | W -084.759683
Located Take I-20 exit #44. Turn onto Thornton Road. (Highway 278) Follow Highway 278 West for 10 miles. Make a right onto Highway 92. Travel North on Highway 92 for approximately 6 miles. Look for brown Pickett's Mill signs as you continue. Turn left onto Due West Road. Continue 2 miles. Turn right onto Mount Tabor Church Road. Travel half a mile and the site on the right.

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Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
4432 Mount Tabor Church Road
Dallas, GA 30157 View Details

Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site