How can I take a tour if I'm not here at Christmas or in the Spring?

Visit the Decatur Convention and Visitors' Bureau at 719 Sixth Avenue, SE (map), where you can pick up a self-guided Walking Tour guide of both Albany and Decatur's other historic neighborhood, Old Decatur. Some tours are also available online for download or printing.

Tour the Neighborhood

Albany participates in two annual tours of Decatur's historic neighborhoods: the Christmas Tour of Homes and the Spring Garden Tour. Both are fabulous. You should mark your calendars and make them an annual event.

Christmas Tour of Homes

Every December, residents of Albany and Old Decatur open their doors to share this living link with history with the community. Be sure to visit our Historic Decatur Christmas Tour web site. If you would like to open your home for the 2015 Christmas Tour, please contact Dodie Hall, Martha Freeman or Noel Lovelace. Thanks to neighbors Deborah and Michael Kienzle, you can also watch a Christmas Tour video that will shows off our beautiful neighborhood during this special time.

Spring Garden Tour

Gardens, gardens, gardens! While the Christmas Tour of Homes displays the architecture of our houses, the Spring Garden Tour focuses on the lush green spaces around them.

Calendar of Events

The tours aren't the only thing going on in Albany. There are seasonal activities throughout the year. Other events include neighborhood socials and community forums. See our Decatur/Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau calendar for city and county events. For more information about Decatur, suscribe to the City of Decatur newsletter. Board meetings are held every month except December. These are open meetings and all are invited to attend.

2015 Calendar of Events
Date Event Location
July 23, 5:00-8:00 pm Christmas in July TownHouse Galleries
corner of 6th Ave & 11th St.
Aug. 3 - 5:30-7:30 pm Open Forum meeting Review proposed bylaws St. John's Parish Hall
202 Gordon Dr.
Sept. 8 - 5:30-6:30 pm Board meeting St. John's Parish Hall
202 Gordon Dr.
Oct. 13 - 5:30-6:30 pm Board meeting St. John's Parish Hall
202 Gordon Dr.
Nov. 2 - 6:00-7:00 pm Annual meeting St. John's Parish Hall
202 Gordon Dr.
Nov. 10 - 5:30-6:30 pm Board meeting St. John's Parish Hall
202 Gordon Dr.
Dec. 12 - 3:00-8:00 pm Christmas Tour Albany decorating guidelines