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160th Anniversary Commemoration

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Join us for guided tours, author book signings, a new exhibit opening, and thematic presentations that take place or begin at the visitor center. Visitors can experience a glimpse of both military and civilian life that will include home skills and crafts, cannon firings, musketry, military drills, and soldier camp life. Food concession available.

The park will open to the public at 9 am. An admission fee of $6 per person will be charged; please bring the correct total amount to pay for admission. Children under 6 are FREE! Annual Historic Site Passes will be honored. Visitors can park at the entrance and take a shuttle bus to the Visitor Center. Handicapped parking will be available adjacent to the Visitor Center. Food Trucks will also be available for your convenience at the Visitor Center. Visitors are welcome to tour the Battlefield Museum and interact with both Period Civilian and Military Reenactors at the park. The Civilian Reenactors will be located at the Prather Log Cabin. The Federal and Confederate camps will be located at each end of the wheat field. A 6 pdr howitzer and crew will be drilling and firing the cannon at Keys Fork. Members of the Kennesaw Mountain Camp #3 of the Sons of Union Veterans Civil War will have an officer’s tent set up directly behind the Visitor Center. These Federal Reenactors will be demonstrating the use of semaphore (flag waving) and have a genuine, working period telegraph station set-up to demonstrate military communications used during the Civil War. The ravine area will be closed to visitors today. Don't be surprised if your children are mustered into service on-site and requested to join the ranks and learn how to drill using wood rifles. Schedule of Events (all will begin at the Visitor Center unless noted otherwise) 9:00 am: Open to public. 9:30 am: Infantry drill and musket firing (at the wheat field.) 10:00 am: Brad Butkovich, author of two books on the Battle of Pickett's Mill, will have a lecture/presentation at 10 am followed by a battlefield tour at 11:30 am. Please be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring water for your use during the tour. 10:00 am-4:00 pm: Michael Hitt, Civil War historian, will be available to discuss the Wall of Faces that he created in the Museum Library that recognizes soldiers who fought on both sides of the Dallas-New Hope Line. 10:30 am: Artillery drill and firing (at Keys Fork.) 11:30 am: Michael Shaffer, Civil War historian, instructor, lecturer, and author will be presenting his book; Day by Day through the Civil War in Georgia.” 11:30 am: Infantry drill and musket firing (at the wheat field.) 12:30 am: Artillery drill and firing (at Keys Fork.) 2:00 pm: Battle in the Ravine. Visitors should line up along the designated location at the ravine. 3:30 pm: A poem reading in commemoration of the battle will be cited followed by a wreath-laying ceremony in the ravine where the battle took place.
Admission: $6
Event Phone: 770-443-7850

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


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.

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

Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site