Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site

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NOTICE: Pickett's Mill is open Thursday-Saturday only.
NOTICE: Starting Wednesday (April 29th), various fields at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield will be cut.  Keeping these openings clear will allow visitors to experience conditions more in-line to those during the battle.  Also, removing thick vegetation will promote growth of the Georgia Aster, as well as other rare plant species of concern.  We apologize for any inconvenience while we perform this necessary work over a period of several days pending favorable weather conditions.

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.

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GPS Coordinates:
N 33.973450 | W -084.759683

Located Take I-20 exit #44. Turn onto Thornton Rd. (Hwy 278) West. Follow Hwy 278 West for 10 miles. Make a right onto Hwy 92. Travel North on Hwy 92 for approximately 6 miles. Look for brown Pickett's Mill signs as you continue. Turn left onto Due West Rd. Continue 2 miles. Turn right onto Mt. Tabor Church Rd. The site is 1/2 mile on the right.

4432 Mt. Tabor Church Rd
Dallas, GA 30157
Paulding County



Pets at Pickett's
Fridays 4 PM - 5 PM – Dec 4, 2015 until Dec 11, 2015 
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Taking your dog outside for walks builds his muscles, energy, and really lifts his spirits! Join us at the Visitor's Center at 4PM for a guided pet walk with a Ranger down scenic Pickett's Mill. All pets must be an a leash and all children must be accompanied by an adult.  $3-$5.50 770-975-4151.
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Christmas at the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Gather the family and join us at our 1850s log cabin. Civil War soldiers will be home for the holidays. The cabin will be the setting as period reenactors demonstrate farm life, chores, toys, games and celebrations of the period.  $3.00 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
Christmas Pet Walk
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 11 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Join us for a Christmas pet walk. Show off your dog's seasonal attire or Christmas costumes. All dogs must be on a leash. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact us at for any questions.  $3-$5.50 770-443-7850.
Where did Santa Clause get his Reindeer?
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Join AmeriCorps Rangers to discover fun facts about the role of Reindeer in our ecosystem and craft your own to take home. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program is free with regular admission fees. Questions? Email us at  $3-$5.50 770-443-7850.
Make Your Own Christmas Toys
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
We will take you back to the days of old as we make and decorate our own pioneer toys for the holiday season. Join us at the cabin to create some of the toys the pioneer children would make for the holidays. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For questions, email us at redtop.programmers@dnr... $5 parking. 770-975-4151.
James Wooten
Interpretive Ranger, Pickett's Mill Battlefield

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