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DeKalb History Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Wonderful view into life in and around Decatur 100-150 years ago.

A couple of weeks ago my wife and I spent most of a morning touring this history museum displaying... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wellington, Florida
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Our daughter was married here and it was beautiful. With the marble and architecture of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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...more
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101 E Court Sq, Decatur, GA 30030-2544
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A couple of weeks ago my wife and I spent most of a morning touring this history museum displaying household items and clothes used in Decatur long ago, among other categories of historical stuff..

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our daughter was married here and it was beautiful. With the marble and architecture of the building there was not a lot that you needed to do. The service was upstairs and the reception immediately following was in the entrance way. After the reception we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed April 14, 2019

Welcome to the Square in Decatur, where the old Courthouse is one of the first things you notice. A collection of beautifully sculptured bronzes of people relaxing on the benches around.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Marilyn F
Reviewed April 11, 2019

The exhibits showing the history of DeKalb County were fantastic! It was fascinating to learn more about the area incluiding slavery and its impact, the building boom of the mid-1900s (with some great displays of the wood-paneled family room and pink-tiled bathroom) and to learn...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank nylady21
Reviewed March 10, 2019

We visited this historic site late one Saturday morning. The staff member was very helpful in providing both history and rules of this site. As you might expect, the architecture if fittng for its time making it easy to imagine the events that past therein....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Frosty64
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

To think that I got to sit down and eat in the same room as so many trials took place is astounding. It’s a great venue for parties or weddings now. It’s a grand old palace seeped in Georgia history.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

There are two components to the Decatur Historic Courthouse: the collection of the DeKalb History Center, housed inside the courthouse itself, and the monuments and memorials on the grounds of the historic courthouse. The DeKalb County History Center maintains a rotating gallery of artifacts relating...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EJD1864
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Convenient to Marta and the many restaurants of Decatur, Historic courthouse that is still being used. I hope they can keep it in good repair. They don't make buildings like this any more. A piece of history!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank katork
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Be sure to see this before it's gone! Sure to bring a smile to Boomers :-) Intetesting furnishings, photos, floor plans and descriptions.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jeff H
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Beautiful place for a wedding. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!! My niece had her wedding ceremony there. Lower level was great for a cocktail hour. Plus they were able to have their wedding photos done in the courtyard.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jessica J
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