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Decatur Historical Courthouse

Closes in 4 min: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A Unique Courthouse with an Equally Unique History

We visited this historic site late one Saturday morning. The staff member was very helpful in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
Great wedding venue

To think that I got to sit down and eat in the same room as so many trials took place is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gainesville, Georgia
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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
+1 404-373-1088
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
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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
Reviewed June 19, 2018

My daughter got married here in December of 2016. Oh what a wonderful occasion it turned out to be. The marble floors and walls of this place are beautiful. Since I am a connoisseur of historic places, I must say this is a must see!...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank EttaLip
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Attended a wedding and reception here. Location was perfect and within walking distance of our hotel and many other places to eat and drink. Beautiful historic building overlooking Decatur Square.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Janet H
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

The staffing and professionalism was a pleasurable experience conducting business at this building very informative

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ronnie C
Reviewed April 2, 2018

We were fortunate to attend a wedding in the courthouse & it was simply beautiful! Great location, with plenty of things to do surrounding it. Ceremony & reception were upstairs and both were amazing. Very cozy, romantic venue!!

Date of experience: March 2018
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