DeKalb History Center
Courthouse Exterior



Hours of Operation

** Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are open by appointment only for the foreseeable future. We are closed on Saturdays until further notice.

  • Exhibits › Mon – Fri: 10am – 4pm › by appointment – call (404) 373-1088 ext 24 or email
  • Office Hours › Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm
  • Archives Reading/Research Room › by appointment – see Research & Archives page

**Elevator out of order: A new elevator is currently being installed here at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse and the project is expected to be completed by the end of November 2020. Until then, our elevator is out of commission. Please plan accordingly when visiting with us.


Parking and Transit Information 

Located in the heart of downtown Decatur, we are just steps away from the Decatur Marta Station. There are metered spaces all around us and three nearby parking decks. Below is a list of convenient public parking decks:

  •  DeKalb County Courthouse – 125 W Trinity Pl Decatur, GA 30030
  •  One West Court Square – 158 W Ponce de Leon Ave Decatur, GA 30030
  •  Town Center – 546 Church St Decatur, GA 30030

Street metered parking is also available.