For tour information or group tour reservations contact us at or 404-373-1088, extension 20.



Civil War Walking Tour

Join us for a guided Civil War walking tour 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. Meet in lobby of the Historic DeKalb Courthouse (101 East Court Square, Decatur GA 30030)

Thursday September 22, 2016, 3 p.m.

Thursday October 13, 2016, 3 p.m.- Register and purchase tickets here

Thursday November 17, 2016, 3 p.m.

Thursday Dec. 8, 2016, 3 p.m.


Swanton House and Pioneer Log Cabins Tour

Schedule a tour for your group of 10 or more people of the DeKalb History Center's historic structures at 720 West Trinity Place in Decatur. Benjamin Swanton was an early settler and businessman in Decatur. His former home is furnished for the mid-nineteenth century and reflects the lifestyle of this middle class family. Hear his story and learn about the early days of DeKalb County and Decatur. Call 404-373-1088, ext 20

Tours by appointment for groups of 10 or more.


History of DeKalb and Decatur Tour

Learn about the early history of DeKalb County beginning with the native people who still occupied the land after the formation of the county. Learn where their trade routes once were and how that influenced the future settlers. Which areas of the county were settled first and what did people do here? When did the population really begin to grow and why? How many enslaved people were here? How was DeKalb affected during the Civil War? How did the courthouse change over time and what was its role in the county? Come and hear this fascinating history!

Wednesday November 30 at noon (meet in the lobby)



All tours are $10 for adults, $6 for children (age 6 - 18)

For reservations call 404-373-1088, extension 20, or