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“History at its best!”

Decatur Historical Courthouse
Ranked #3 of 31 things to do in Decatur
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Georgia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“History at its best!”
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.

Visited May 2013
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Georgia
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Historic Courthouse”
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.

Visited July 2013
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Decatur, Georgia
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24 reviews
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“Offers some good exhibits”
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.

Visited December 2012
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Lovely Historic Building and Furnishings.”
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 attraction reviews
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“Wedding rehearsal!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We're having our rehearsal dinner here!
So lovely and great location!
People are friendly and helpful.

Visited January 2013
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