Public Programs for 2017

The DeKalb History Center hosts educational programs throughout the year including lunch and learn lectures, tours and symposia. Please check our events page for more information. For programs listed below, please call 404-373-1088 extension 20 for tickets and information or email



DeKalb Traveler -  Bus Tour of historic Milledgeville

Join the DHC for an out-of-town DeKalb Traveler excursion to historic Milledgeville – and leave the driving to us! Your day will include guided tours of Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion (1839), and Andalusia Farm - Home of Flannery O’Connor, and more. We will travel by chartered bus; lunch and admission fees are included. For more information or phone registration, call Marissa at 404-373-1088, extension 20, or

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Early bird special for members only – purchase two tickets at the discounted rate of $150. This offer ends at 5:00 p.m. on June 9th.

Advance tickets are $80/$95 (discount for members).

Price increases to $95/$110 on July 12 at 5:00 p.m. (discount for members).

Saturday, July 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.





(Special Request for groups of 10 or more)


Civil War Walking Tour

Join us for a guided Civil War walking tour in downtown Decatur. The hour-long tour begins in the lobby of the Historic DeKalb Courthouse and complements our exhibit, Tears and Curses: A Human Perspective on the Civil War. You will learn about the early history of the county, the effects of the war on the civilian population in DeKalb, the Atlanta campaign, and the Battle of Decatur.


History of DeKalb and Decatur Tour

Schedule a tour of the Historic Courthouse for groups of 10 or more. Learn about the early history of DeKalb County beginning with the native people who still occupied the land after the formation of the county. Learn where their trade routes once were and how that influenced the future settlers. Which areas of the county were settled first and what did people do here? When did the population really begin to grow and why? How many enslaved people were here? How was DeKalb affected during the Civil War? How did the courthouse change over time and what was its role in the county? Come and hear this fascinating history!


 All tours are $10 for adults, $6 for children (age 6 - 18), under 5 free with an adult

For information call 404-373-1088, extension 20, or