Tours are offered to groups of 10 or more or 404-373-1088, extension 20.


Architectural Walking Tour of Decatur

"Architecture overview of Decatur 1830-1965" This tour will cover Decatur Recreation Center, the High House, and other previously hidden architectural gems. Total walking, 1 mi. 


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 Civil War 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. Meet in lobby of the Historic DeKalb Courthouse (101 East Court Square, Decatur GA 30030)


History of DeKalb and Decatur Tour

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)

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