Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site

 
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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:
› 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.

Directions

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.


Address
4432 Mount Tabor Church Road
Dallas, GA 30157
Paulding County
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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

 


Phone
770-443-7850

Battle of Pickett's Mill Remembered
Saturday, May 28, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
On this day there will be a formal memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony to honor those who served and perished during the Battle of Pickett's Mill.  $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
158th Anniversary, Battle of Pickett's Mill
Saturday, Jun 4, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Observe Federal and Confederate infantry drills displayed around separate field encampments. Experience periodic cannon firings taking place throughout the day. Explore civilian lifeways at our 1850's cabin...  $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Battle of Pickett's Mill 158th Anniversary Commemoration/ Sunday of Silence
Sunday, Jun 5, 2022 9 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Limited tactical displays and demonstrations will feature artillery and infantry impressions used by Union and Confederate troops during the battle. On Sunday all guns will observe silence, and there will be no gun or cannon firing...  $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Woodworking and Chair Caning Demonstrations
Saturday, Jun 18, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Trees provide a valuable resource - WOOD! Learn how to work wood the old fashion way from logs to finished products. A wide range of woodcrafts will be demonstrated including chair caning. Don't miss this exciting opportunity!  $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event
World Ranger Day
Sunday, Jul 31, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
We will honor all park rangers and local response organizations who serve or have served on this day. There will be displays and representatives on hand to promote their part in protecting and serving the public in a park setting...  $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event
Girl Scouts Love State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 10, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
All Girl Scout groups are invited to attend this event. Preregistration is required for each group. All activities are open to the public and led by staff and girl scouts.  $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
In conjunction with National Public Lands Day, the Friends of Pickett's Mill will host this volunteer workday. Please bring gloves, water and snacks provided. Admission is free for volunteers on this day. 770-443-7850.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event
Autumn at the Cabin
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Ah! The Fall arrives with changing leaves and October harvest. Come enjoy life in a less complex lifestyle with excitement filling the air. We will be demonstrating period tasks, games, and preparation for the coming of Winter.  $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event
Refugees of War 1864
Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
What happened to the civilian population upon the approach of both Union and Confederate Soldiers toward Pickett's Settlement in 1864? True stories will be revealed, portrayed, and displayed concerning the affairs of war refugees during the traumatic week of May 27, 1864.  $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Holidays on the Home Front
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Join us for some 1860s holiday spirit and more. There will be crafts, games, and decorating activities for all to enjoy. Of course, Santa will be here too!  $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.