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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The exhibits are very interesting to young and old. The staff are very helpful. The time you spend is up to you. It isn't a huge museum, but you can take as much or as little time as you like. I don't recall a fee, but I'm pretty sure they accept donations. Great shopping (including local artists and culture) and... More 

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West Palm Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I recently attended a wedding and reception at Decatur's historic Old Courthouse. Smack in the middle of charming Decatur, Georgia, the courthouse is now a place for weddings and receptions. It is also close to smart shops, hotels/motels and public transportation including its own rail station on Georgia's MARTA.

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Exhibits are always interesting. The staff of the Historical Society is very helpful with research. Beautiful building with lots of architectural features but made handicap accessible.

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Additional Information about Decatur Historical Courthouse

Address: Address: 101 East Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone Number: 404 373 1088
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Decatur
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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