NOTICE: Within the next couple of months, Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site will conduct a prescribed burn in a controlled area of the park. This burn will not impact site operations but will instead encourage the land to start healthy regrowth.
» 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
• Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site
• Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield
• Red Top Mountain State Park
• Rome, Georgia
• Sandy Springs, Georgia
• Sweetwater Creek State Park