Upcoming Walking Tour Dates

Historic Courthouse and Decatur Square Tour

Friday, March 8, 12–1 pm
Wednesday, March 13, 12–1 pm

FREE, in partnership with the Atlanta Preservation Society Phoenix Flies Event

Meet in lobby of historic courthouse


High Noon History

Every Friday @ Noon during May

Topic: Historic Courthouse

High Noon History is an express lunchtime tour, lasting 45 min.

$3, DHC members are Free.

RSVP not required, meet in lobby of historic courthouse


Private Group Tour Offerings

Tours are offered to groups of 10 or more

howard@dekalbhistory.org or 404-373-1088, extension 20.

All tours are $10 for adults, $6 for children (age 6 - 18)

For reservations call 404-373-1088, extension 20, or howard@dekalbhistory.org.


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. 

Historic Courthouse and Decatur Square Tour

The historic DeKalb County Courthouse was built in 1918 and designed by architects Walker and Chase. A tour of the historic Decatur
Square will begin on the steps of the historic DeKalb Courthouse (Decatur Square side, with a history of the building and the site (including four previous courthouses). You will learn what the square looked like in 1900 and how this once rural area became the commercial hub
we see today.

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!