Northeast Georgia Mountains / Gainesville

The Longstreet Society Historic Piedmont Hotel and Museum

827 Maple St.
Gainesville, GA 30501

  • General Longstreet's Historic Piedmont Hotel

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  • The old fireplace in the Piedmont's library

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  • Bust of General Longstreet

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  • Cozy seating in the Piedmont Hotel's great room.

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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 770-539-9005. Check for information on special events.

Group tours are provided of sites in Gainesville that are associated with General Longstreet. Call  770-539-9005 to schedule a tour. There is no fee for the tours, but donations are glady accepted. 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 0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Meeting Facilities, Parking off Site, Party Facilities, 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


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Longstreet Society Bivouac & Picnic

    Longstreet Society Bivouac & Picnic

    04/08/2017 - 04/08/2017

    Join us for our annual Longstreet Society Bivouac and Picnic with Civil War re-enactors, live period music, and a once in a lifetime chance to see original and historic Longstreet documents including the signatures of 11 U.S. Presidents. Tours of the historic hotel, the heritage landscape project and the new well-house are also available. Lunch is served at noon and all events are free to the community.

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  • Longstreet Society 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    Longstreet Society 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    04/08/2017 - 04/08/2017

    Come to the Longstreet Society's 4th annual Easter Egg Hunt. Come early to enjoy photos with the bunny, face painting, and the craft table. This event is free to all.

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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