Northeast Georgia Mountains / Gainesville

The Piedmont Hotel

827 Maple St
Gainesville, GA 30501

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  • The Piedmont's center hallway

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  • One view of the Great Room - Reproduction of the Genral's portrait by Howard Chandler christy (on loan from Gettysburg National Military Park) on the wall

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  • Second view of the Great Room

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  • Rocking Chairs on the Piedmont porch

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  • The Library's bricked up fireplace

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  • Mathhew Reynolds Memorial 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 Joe Whitaker at 770-536-1820.  Check 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

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Party Facilities

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round

    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.
    Piedmont Hotel Meeting Room 15' x 45' - 630.0 24 40 - - - - -