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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  • Bust of General Longstreet

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

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  • The old fireplace in the Piedmont's library

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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


    Free Admission

    Handicapped Accessible

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities



    Near Interstate Highway


    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