The Longstreet Society Historic Piedmont Hotel and Museum

Location

827 Maple St.
Gainesville GA 30501

Rates

  • Admission: $0.00

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

Social

Cozy seating in the Piedmont Hotel's great room.
The old fireplace in the Piedmont's library
Bust of General Longstreet

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.

The Longstreet Society is dedicated to the study and celebration of the life of Lt. General James Longstreet, CSA and especially his skill and valor as a soldier and as commander of the famous old First Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia; his fervent dedication to the ​restoration of the American Union; his love of his Southern homeland; his advocacy for the ideals of peace and understanding among all peoples and his belief in the ​brotherhood of man. 

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 www.longstreet.org 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.

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking off Site
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Party Facilities
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Maps & Brochures Available
Near Interstate Highway
  • 985
Special Tags
  • Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Accessible
  • Open Year 'Round