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Address: 101 East Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone Number: 404 373 1088
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Well Preserved Old Courthouse

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Attractive building over 100 years old. Now functions as civic center and museum. Travelling exhibits included Anne Frank photo exhibit which was excellent. Good local history source also.

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Decatur, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Courthouse had a wonderful Anne Frank exhibit for several months. It's a nice, older facility and is the center of Decatur's Square.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The history of it, the portraits, the remaining older furniture, the stone work on the outside. Some creakiness in the stairs and floors. Sometimes they had people dressed in period costumes and that enhanced the visit.

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