Historic Heartland / Athens

Church-Waddel-Brumby House/Athens Welcome Center (ca. 1820)

280 E. Dougherty St
Athens, GA 30601

  • Athens Welcome Center / Church-Waddel-Brumby House (1820)

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  • Athens Welcome Center

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This Federal-style house is believed to be Athens' oldest surviving residence. Its rescue from demolition and restoration in the early 1970s as a house museum and welcome center sparked the historic preservation movement in Athens. The building is staffed with docents who can provide free maps and brochures, podcast and audio tours of Athens, and visitor information. Gift shop with local products and art on site.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Parking on Site

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Handicapped Accessible

    Indoor Location

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages