The DeKalb History Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. We are located on the main floor of the historic DeKalb Courthouse. The museum is free. Please call for holiday hours.
The archives are opened to researchers Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 AM - Noon and 1 PM until 4 PM. Appointments are encouraged - please contact our Archivist, Fred Mobley by email or phone for an appointment: 404-373-1088, extension 23.
Our offices, archives and exhibits will be closed on these dates:
November 26th & 27th (Thursday and Friday)
December 21st - 25th (Monday through Friday)
December 31st (we will open at 8:00 pm for Dance Hall Decatur) and
January 1, 2016 (Friday)
The Old Courthouse on the Square provides a unique setting for weddings, meetings, and other special events. For more information on renting our facilities click here: Courthouse Rental
From I-85: From I-85 take exit 91, take Clairmont Road south to Decatur, stay on Clairmont Road for approximately 3-4 miles until Clairmont Road ends at Ponce de Leon Avenue. The Old Courthouse on the Square will be in front of you and our offices are located inside.
From I-285: From I-285 take 78 West. 78 West turns into Lawrenceville Highway/Scott Boulevard. Go approximately two miles to the corner of Scott Boulevard and Clairmont Road. Take a left on Clairmont Road. Continue until Clairmont Road ends at Ponce de Leon Avenue. The Old Courthouse on the Square will be in front of you and our offices are located inside.
From Atlanta: From Atlanta take Ponce de Leon Avenue east. Where Ponce de Leon Avenue forks and becomes Scott Boulevard and West Ponce de Leon Avenue, veer right onto West Ponce de Leon Avenue. (At this fork there is a welcome sign for Decatur, GA.) Take West Ponce de Leon Avenue into Decatur. At the intersection of West Ponce de Leon Avenue and Clairemont Road, the Old Courthouse on the Square is on the right.
Parking is plentiful in downtown Decatur. For information on area decks and metered spots go to www.visitdecaturgeorgia.com and search "parking".
When you ride the MARTA East – West line, the Decatur stop takes you into the middle of the downtown Decatur square. Use either exit and you are about five yards from the DeKalb History Center.