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.
» 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.

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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.

Facilities:

• 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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Events
Mapping Out War
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Battle maps give us an insight to battle plans, infantry troops, and timelines of war. Come learn about the importance of these maps and make your own. Join us in the Museum Library for this family friendly program.  $3 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
AmeriCorps
Winter Encampment
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 10 AM to 5 PM
Confederate reenactors will be encamped next to our original 164-year-old log cabin, where civilian women will demonstrate what life was like on the home front. There will be musket firings every hour as well as interactive living history displays where you will be able to learn more about this important time in our state’s history.  $3-$5.50 plus $5 parking. 770-443-7850.
Guided Hike to Pickett's Mill
Saturday, May 13, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Enjoy a hike with a ranger to the original site of Pickett's Mill. There, you'll learn what it was used for and why it was so important to the Pickett family.  $3 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
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Address/Directions
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


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Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site