The DeKalb History Center collects, preserves and shares the history of DeKalb County, Georgia. Our Archives and Museum are located inside the historic Old Courthouse on the Square in downtown Decatur, just a few miles from metro Atlanta.

Hours of Operation

Exhibits: Monday-Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm

                                      Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm

                   Archive Reading Room: Tue-Thu 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Appointment Required 404.373.1088 ext 28 or

Our Exhibits and Reading Room are Free to the Public!

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Join us for guided Civil War Walking Tours in downtown Decatur
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