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Address: 101 East Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone Number: 404 373 1088
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Description: The DeKalb History Center collects, preserves and shares the history of...
The DeKalb History Center collects, preserves and shares the history of DeKalb County, Georgia. Our Archives and Museum are located inside the historic courthouse in downtown Decatur, just a few miles from metro Atlanta. Open to the public, you can research many local history topics including genealogy and family history, cemeteries and historic homes. We also have many resources for teachers and host children’s programs throughout the year. The Courthouse is available for rent and serves as a popular event facility for facility for weddings, corporate functions and parties.
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A Small Piece of Atlanta History

The old courthouse is worth seeing if you are in Decatur. Most people go to Decatur because of the abundance of restaurants and bars. There is small museum in the courthouse and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Johns Creek, Georgia
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Decatur, GA
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A very historical building. A must see visit to the Decatur Square. Parking is NOT free, even on Saturday and Sunday.

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

You will probably walk by this Decatur landmark, so stop inside. There were two excellent exhibits on the history of the area.

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Barre, VT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Small historical collection. Especially fun to walk through the rooms dedicated to the 1950-60s. One room dedicated to Civil War.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Attended a wedding reception with a bar set up on the first floor and a sit-down dinner served on the second floor. The space is perfect for this sort of event, and the ambiance is appealing.

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The old courthouse is worth seeing if you are in Decatur. Most people go to Decatur because of the abundance of restaurants and bars. There is small museum in the courthouse and if you go there just to see the museum you might be a little underwhelmed. But if you combine it with some dining, it offers some historical insight... More 

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Lake Placid, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Decatur Historical Courthouse was a wonderful venue for the wedding we attended this past weekend. In addition to the preparation for the wedding , it was very nice to see some of the memorabilia of the Civil War. It was also a great backdrop for photos.

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atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The old courthouse in decatur serves as home to the Dekalb History Center Museum. It is well preserved and maintained. The first floor houses the exhibits which change periodically. There are only two or three exhibits shown because the area is small. The docents are there for questions, but the tour is self guided. There was not a fee for... More 

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Lathrup Village
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The wedding was held there. It was a beautiful and historic building on a lovely piece of property. There is a gazebo out back and is surrounded by the cutest stores.

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Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Convenient, with,Marta train & bus stations adjacent, and parking garage behind it. Many restaurants directly in front.

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Modesto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Historic Building. Great venue for a wedding. Elevator is very slow, stairs near by. Decatur Square is on both sides and rear of building.

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