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Athens Welcome Center

280 E Dougherty St, Athens, GA 30601-2611
+1 706-353-1820
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A wonderful place to start your Athens adventure

The Athens Welcome Center is a wonderful place to start your exploration of Athens. It is housed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Super Friendly and Helpful

My wife and I were in the area for the day to see antebellum homes. The lady on duty gave some... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
St. Augustine, Florida
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280 E Dougherty St, Athens, GA 30601-2611
+1 706-353-1820
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Athens Welcome Center is a wonderful place to start your exploration of Athens. It is housed in a lovely old home (with a great back porch and rocking chairs), the Church-Waddel-Brumby house circa 1820. We toured the home and learned of its history as...More

Thank carolynn762
AthensWelcomeCenter, Manager at Athens Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So glad you had a wonderful experience at our Welcome Center and enjoyed the Heritage Tour too! Please come back to see us next time you are in Athens!

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were in the area for the day to see antebellum homes. The lady on duty gave some solid recommendations for walking tours and hooked us up with an excellent guided tour later in the day. Definitely would recommend as a starting...More

Thank mtsar6
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Nice visitors center with parking in the center of town. Added bonus is the Church-Waddel-Brumby House. Possibly the oldest house in Athens. Sparsely furnished in a Federal Style and well kept.

Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Took this tour while our kids were deciding on college choices. They did a great job of showing us around.

1  Thank 30,043
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Stopped by for Athens information as well as the Heritage Tour. Warm friendly greeting. Easily assisted us in the purchase of the tour tickets which included a tour of the oldest house in Athens ( now the Welcome Center), then continued on a mini-bus for...More

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The Welcome Center is actually the Church-Waddel-Brumby house circa 1820. It is a beautiful little house that was moved from its original site, saved from demolition. The information I received was great.....it included a street with original cobblestones, very charming neighborhoods with wonderfully old Greek...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We've stopped by a couple of times and we have now taken one of their Architecture in Athens Tours. Everyone is very helpful and provides knowledgeable commentary on Athens, it's history and what is available now.

Thank JohnB57Jonesboro
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Very cute stylish building in town where you can get all the info you need to find your way around the city of Athens. Very helpful and long hours to accommodate visitors needs.

2  Thank Michael F
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on Saturday morning, 10/22 with only a few hours to enjoy Athens. The staff member on duty( and I'm sorry for not remembering his name) was so pleasant and helpful. He shared some history of the center & the city & recommended...More

1  Thank 52amy
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Surprised and pleased this welcome center was different than others. A tour was offered for only $15 to tour this historic building and listen to the stories, but taking the mini-bus around Athens with a driver and tour guide, learned so much and had fun...More

1  Thank Susan K
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