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Address: 280 E Dougherty St, Athens, GA 30601-2611
Phone Number: 7063531820
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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All You Need To Know When Visiting Athens

Set in an old-fashioned home, it the place to get in the know about what's happening in and around Athens. the staff is all so very friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Thomaston, Georgia
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Toone, Tennessee, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Welcome Center is also the "Church-Waddel-Brumby House" (ca. 1820) with a strong history in Athens, Georgia. You are welcome to take a self-guided tour of the home.

Thank Rebecca C
Thomaston, Georgia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in an old-fashioned home, it the place to get in the know about what's happening in and around Athens. the staff is all so very friendly.

Thank tjaudonj
Jacksonville, Florida
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55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Stopped in to get a map, left with a local phone book and maps and lots of local info. Lady in the center was very nice and helpful.

Thank Jim M
El Paso, Texas
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The lady on duty the afternoon we were there was very helpful and friendly. She gave us an introduction to the lovely, restored home that houses the center and invited us to look around. I would recommend this if you are interested in history and/or restoration. We then visited the information area where there are lots of brochures on Athens... More 

Thank langhorn160
Ellioctt City, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We stopped by to see the house, since it's the oldest in Athens. The house was very interesting and the gentleman who staffed the information desk was terrific! He was very eager to help and make suggestions based on our interests. Would definitely recommend a visit the the welcome center to any visitor to Athens.

Thank TravelGina13
Nashville, Tennessee
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190 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Lots of Georgia Pamphlets and decent information. Tours of the house and the area are available for a price. Music tour is only available with a guide...self-guided maps are no longer available. Parking lot is small and can get crowded with just a few visitors...be careful.

1 Thank MTravi
Syracuse, New York
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We have been here previously but took our granddaughter this time and we compared this home to modern ones (she is 13 yrs old so I thought it would be a good exercise and it was!) The young woman at the desk was helpful and knowledgeable and provided maps of Athens and suggestions for other places to visit.

Thank n0rac0
Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Slap full of knowledge about our city, things to see / do. All the places to stay, all our many good restaurants and list upcoming events. Even has City specific items to buy!

Thank billcole56
Columbus, Georgia
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87 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Amazing! We had to park here for the game and they only charged us 30 dollars compared to what the other lots tried to charge us. The bathroom was clean and the lady that worked there was super nice.

Thank Franchesca B
Atlanta, GA
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45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Great resource for travel information in a beautiful restored historic home. Public restrooms available

Thank M0ther_of_5

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