Field Trips - Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site

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Ranger-Led Programs

To book a field trip, for more information or to schedule a ranger-led program please call 770.443.7850.


Soldier’s Life, Grades (4th-8th)

Ever wonder what it was like to be a Civil War soldier during the Atlanta Campain? A visit to Pickett’s Mill Battlefield will allow students to step back in time and discover the gear, foods, and social life of both Confederate and Union Soldiers. Programs will be led by staff in period dress.

  • Program length: 2 Hours
  • Program cost: $2.75
  • GSE: SS4H2, SS4H4, SS4H5, SS4H6, SS8H5

Civilian Life, Grades (K-8th)

Imagine living on a rural homestead Georgia during the Mid 1800’s. Life was simpler, but harder back then. Now, at Pickett’s Mill, the past will come back to life. Our programs will be led by staff in period dress demonstrating cooking, gardening, cleaning, woodworking, and much, much, more!

  • Program length: 2 Hours
  • Program cost: $2.75
  • GSE: SSKCG1, SSKCG2, SSKE1, SSKE2, SSKE3, SSKE4, SS1H1, SS1CG1, SS1CG2, SS2G1, SS2E1, SS2E2, SS2E3, SS4E1

The Nature of Pickett’s Mill, Grades (K-6th)

The continued effort to preserve the history at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield has also resulted in the preservation of the forests, streams, and wild animals that thrive here. Our nature program will focus on these three resource areas and include a variety of experiential activities such as nature hikes, Skins and Skulls, live animals, and nature scavenger hunts.

  • Program length: 2 Hours
  • Program cost: $2.75
  • GSE: SKE2, SKP1, SKL1, SKL2, S1L1, S2E3, S2L1, S3E1, S3E2, S3L1, S3L2, S4E3, S4P1, S4L1, S5E1, S5L2, S5L4, S6E3, S6E6, S7L1, S7L4

Ranger-Led FAQ:

Q: What comes included with the program cost?
A: All materials are included, and picnic tables are provided for lunch/snacks.

Q: Do you offer a discount to Title 1 schools?
A: No.

Q: How do these programs relate to what I am teaching?
A: Each of these programs were designed to align specifically around the grade-specific standards outlined by Georgia’s Standards of Excellence.

Q: Is there a cost or limit for chaperones?
A: We allow one chaperone per 10 students free. Any chaperone who drives a personal vehicle must have a ParkPass tag displayed in their vehicle. Cost for a ParkPass is $5 per vehicle.

Q: How early in advance do I need to book our program?
A: We require at least a two-week notice to book any ranger-led programs. In order to book your ranger-led program call the museum at 770.443.7850.


Ranger-Led Additional Information

All programs are subject to cancellation or postponement due to inclement weather.


Outreach Programs

If you can’t make the trip to our historic site, we will bring a little piece of the historic site to you. Outreach programs can be scheduled within a 20-mile radius of the Pickett’s Mill Battlefield. The cost is $150.00 per program for a group (maximum 30 students). Programs are 60 minutes in length. The following outreach programs are available. Please call 770-389-7801 for more information or to schedule an outreach program.

An impersonation of Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose has a lot to tell. He was personally involved in the Battle of Pickett’s Mill, and went on later in life to become an American literary great.

Program topics by request

Have a specific Civil War or Nature topic you need a program for? Call us, we may be able to help.


Self-Guided Explorations

Educators and group leaders have the opportunity to experience Pickett’s Mill Battlefield on a self-guided basis. Hike trails that meander through history while exploring nature along a cool running stream. $5 parking per vehicle, (Mon.-Thur.), and $3-$6 per person, (Fri. - Sun.)


Other Information

For any questions, visit the Visitor Center or call us at 770.443.7850.