Northeast Georgia Mountains / Gainesville

Historic Piedmont Hotel and Museum

827 Maple street
Gainesville, GA 30501

770-539-9005
  • General Longstreet's Historic Piedmont Hotel


In its heyday, the Piedmont Hotel was an imposing three-story building with 36 rooms in two wings joined by a connecting structure, which contained the stairwells and, on the first floor, the lobby/ballroom. General James Longstreet, commander of the famous old Confederate First Corps and Robert E. Lee's second in command, owned and operated the hotel.

Learn about the history of the hotel, including visits by a past president and the ghost that inhabits the remaining structure. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment at other times by request, call Joe Whitaker at 770-536-1820. Check www.LongstreetSociety.org for information on special events.

Group tours are provided of sites in Gainesville that are associated with General Longstreet. Call Joe Whitaker in advance at 770-536-1820 to schedule a tour. There is no price for the tours, but donations are encouraged to The Longstreet Society. Each tour can accommodate up to 60 people.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking off Site, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    985

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Meeting Rooms

  • Name Dimensions Ceiling Ht Sq. Feet Banquet Cap. Theater Cap. Classroom Cap. U-Shaped Cap. Exhibit Cap. Conference Cap. Reception Cap.
    William L. Norton Community Room - - - 25 40 25 25 - 40 75