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.
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 ($250)
• 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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Soldier and Civilian Life during the Civil War and Candlelight Tours
Friday, Nov 11, 2016 until Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 10 AM to 9 PM
Learn about the life of Soldiers and Civilians during the Civil War. During the day, see civilian and military living History Demonstrations. Later that night, experience the tense moments of the night battle on a candlelit tour. Preregistration is required for the candlelight tour. Make reservations here: https://friendsofgastateparks.org/node/743  $10.00 770-443-7850.
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Candlelight Tours
Friday, Nov 11, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Soldiers will recreate the night attack of the battle. You will witness Brig. Gen. Hiram Granbury's Brigade advance in the night and Capt. Thomas Key's artillery bombardment as they try to clear the federals out of the dark ravine. Reservations required. https://friendsofgastateparks.org/parks/pickett-s-mill  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-443-7850.
Hidden Gem Series: Diversity of Native Plants at Pickett's Mill
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill boasts a large variety of native plants. The biodiversity of habitats fosters growth of a number of plant communities. Join a ranger in exploring the rolling hills, wide-open fields, the steep, rocky ledges, and low-lying mesic areas. Discover the hidden plant communities, including the rare Georgia Aster.  $3 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
Hidden Gem
Christmas at the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Gather the family and join us at our 1850s log cabin. Help decorate the tree. Civil War soldiers will be home for the holidays. The cabin will be the setting as period reenactors demonstrate farm life, chores, and celebrations of the period. Play with the toys pioneer children would have played with.  $3.00 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
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