Northeast Georgia History Center
221 Brenau Avenue
Have you ever touched a tornado? Walked through an 18thcentury Cherokee Indian Chief’s cabin? Experienced the North Georgia Sports Hall of Fame? You can do all that and much more with a visit to Northeast Georgia History Center.
Alta Vista Cemetery & Walking Tour
1080 Jesse Jewell Parkway
Walking Tour Guide
Come for a walking tour of Alta Vista Cemetery, the final resting place for numerous Revolutionary War Veterans and over 100 Civil War Veterans. The most visited grave is that of Lt. General James Longstreet.
Historic Green Street & Walking Tour
Green Street is a broad, tree lined street with a predominance of Victorian and Neo-Classical Revival residences dating from the 19thand early 20thcenturies. Grab a guide and begin your journey down Gainesville’s Historic Green Street.
Beulah Rucker Museum
2101 Athens Highway
Relive the past of an African American pioneer in education. This is the first museum to focus on African-American heritage in Gainesvilleand Hall County and throughout north Georgia.
Chief Whitepath’s Cabin
403 Brenau Avenue
This 18thCentury cabin was once home to Cherokee Indian Chief White Path. The cabin was built c. 1780 near the site of present day Ellijay, Georgia by the Chief’s parents.
Civil War Heartland Leaders Trail
The Civil War Heart Land Leaders Trail combines both the drama of Civil War battle and the real lives of the leaders and common people who lived during this turbulent period of our nation’s history.
The Historic Piedmont Hotel
827 Maple Street
The Piedmont Hotel was opened in 1876 by General James Longstreet and rumored to have been the location where Southern Battered Fried Chicken was invented. The hotel has been renovated and is available for tours.
This is the only park that pays homage to Gainesville’s significant place in the poultry industry. Look high in the sky to see the chicken that rests atop the 25 foot marble obelisk monument.
Visit one of the most significant landmarks in downtown Gainesville. Engine 209 was reportedly built for the Czar of Russia, but the order was cancelled because of the 1917 Russian Revolution.
Riverside Military Academy
2001 Riverside Drive
Founded in 1907, Riverside Military Academy is one of the few remaining all-boys college preparatory military schools. Students hail from 25 states and 15 different countries each year. Set up a tour to learn more about this campus and culture.
Roosevelt Square was named for President Franklin D. Roosevelt who visited Gainesville on April 9, 1936 and pledged support to rebuild downtown just three days after a deadly tornado ripped through the downtown square.
Located in Roosevelt Square, the Eternal Flame was donated in honor of all veterans on November 11, 1969 by the Eugene Brown Post 521 and Paul E. Bolding Post 7 of the American Legion.