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.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m.

    Thursday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m.

    Friday, Dec. 12, 2 p.m.

    Saturday, Dec. 13, 3:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2 p.m.
  • Friday Dec. 19, 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday Jan. 20, 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Jan. 22, 2 p.m.
  • Saturday Jan 31, 3 p.m.

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.

You can also click back to our Events Page here to make reservations via PayPal.


Our galleries and offices will be closed the following days during the holiday season: November 27 and 28, December 24, 25, 26, and 31 and January 1. Please note, we will open December 31 at 8:30 p.m. for Dance Hall Decatur - New Year's Eve!