Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site

Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Reservations 800-864-7275
Historic Site 770-443-7850

Watch Video

Check Last Minute Availability

» 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:
› Pets are not allowed in or around historic sites. 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 ($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

Make a Reservation
View by date
Skulls, Skins, and Scales
Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Before you tour the site, join us to learn about the animals and wildlife you might encounter at Pickett's Mill Battlefield. We'll have some examples of skulls and animal skins native to the area, and you'll even get to see a real reptile local to the area. Bring the family to this indoor program at the Visitor Center.  $3-$5.50 770-443-7850.
Handicapped AccessibleAmeriCorps
Flags of the Confederacy
Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 1 PM to 2 PM
Join us to learn about the Flags of the Confederate States of America, battle flags, and have a chance to craft your own! We will meet in the Visitor Center library and will have a chance to tour the museum.  $3 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
Handicapped AccessibleAmeriCorps
Last Hike of 2016
Saturday, Dec 31, 2016 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Ready to end 2016 on a happy note? Join rangers for a 2 mile fitness hike down the moderate/difficult red trail at Pickett's Mill. We'll travel at a mild pace, learn some fitness tips, and and stop to view the authentic trenches dug by Civil War soldiers. Wear closed toed shoes, weather appropriate clothing, and bring water. Dogs must be leashed.  $3 - $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.

Park directions map

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

Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site