Historic Athens Tours


280 E. Dougherty St.
Athens GA 30601


  • Walking Tour of Athens: $15.00
  • Driving-Shuttle Tour of Athens: $20.00
  • Free Tour of Church-Waddel-Brumby House: $0.00

Hours of Operation

  • 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
  • Sunday : 10:00am - 5:00pm


The Historic Athens Welcome Center offers daily, 90-minute tours of Athens. Choose from a walking tour or a shuttle tour. Each tour begins inside Athens’ oldest surviving residence, the Church-Waddel-Brumby House museum, the home to two University Presidents. You'll learn how this great college town began in the up-country that was once Native American territory.

  • Walking Tour: 10:30 AM daily. Stroll through Historic Downtown Athens and UGA North Campus with a local, knowledgeable tour guide and learn about the history of the Classic City.

  • Shuttle Tour: 1:00 PM daily. You'll get an overview of magnificent pre-Civil War homes and historic neighborhoods. See our eclectic Downtown, UGA campus, the Double-Barreled Cannon, and the Cobbham and Milledge Avenue historic districts.

  • Church-Waddel-Brumby House museum guided tour: upon request, or at the beginning of each hour.

Tours begin and end at the Historic Athens Welcome Center, where free parking is provided. Masks and social distancing are required.

Advance booking is highly recommended, as it it the only way to guarantee your spot on a tour.

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Gift Shop
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Maps & Brochures Available
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group Rates Available
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
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