Public Programs


The DeKalb History Center hosts educational programs throughout the year including lunch and learn lectures, behind the scenes tours and a variety of others. Please check our events page for more information. ForWalking Tours listed below, please call 404-373-1088 extension 20 for tickets and information or email


Civil War Walking Tour

Join us for guided Civil War walking tours in downtown Decatur. The hour-long tour begins in the Lobby of the Historic DeKalb Courthouse and complements our new exhibit, Tears and Curses: A Human Perspective on the Civil War. You will learn about the early history of the county, the effects of the war on the civilian population in DeKalb, the Atlanta campaign, and the Battle of Decatur.

Various Dates and Times (click here for complete list):

  • Friday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 28, noon

Historic DeKalb Courthouse, Main Floor

$10 for adults, $6 for kids (age 6 - 18), under 5 free with an adult

For reservations call 404-373-1088, extension 20, or click for email.