Atlanta Metro / Decatur

The DeKalb History Museum

101 E. Court Sq.
Decatur, GA 30030


The DeKalb History Center Museum is located in the historic DeKalb County Courthouse and is open Monday - Thursday. It features permanent and temporary exhibits relating to all aspects of the County's history.

The DeKalb History Center collects, preserves and shares the history of DeKalb County, Ga. Our archives and museum are located inside the historic Old Courthouse on the Square in downtown Decatur, just a few miles from metro Atlanta. In the History Center, you can research many local history topics including genealogy and family history, cemeteries, historic homes and properties, the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement and DeKalb cities, including Stone Mountain, Tucker and Dunwoody. 

The History Center conducts Civil War Walking Tours during the warmer months. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 404-373-1088, ext. 20.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Civil War Walking Tours - Adults $10.00

    Civil War Walking Tours - Children 5 and under free

    Civil War Walking Tours - Children 6 to 18 $6

    Free Museum Admission 0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Handicapped Accessible

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Special Tags

    Civil Rights

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages