Elbert P. Tuttle U.S. Court of Appeals Building


56 Forsyth Street NW
Atlanta GA 30303

Hours of Operation

  • Monday : 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday : 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday : 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday : 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Friday : 8:30am - 5:00pm
Elbert P. Tuttle United States Court of Appeals Building

The U.S. Post Office and Courthouse was completed in 1910 as an early 20th century federal building in downtown Atlanta. The building presently houses the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and a research library occupies the basement where post office rooms and sorting bins were located.

The building was the location of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals during the American Civil Rights Movement. It is a National Historic Landmark because the court enforced Brown v. Board of Education and implemented nationally significant civil rights legislation. Elbert Parr Tuttle administered the court in the 1960s and authored significant court opinions that overcame massive resistance in school desegregation and voting rights cases. An exhibit on Judge Tuttle and his civil rights achievements is located on the third floor outside the appellate courtroom.

Near Interstate Highway
  • 75
  • 85
Special Tags
  • Civil Rights
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Free Admission
  • Open Year 'Round
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