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 on the second Saturday of the month, 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 2019 Christmas Tour, please contact Harriette Mathews or Brenda Henson. 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. Cindy Upton has done an amazing job of chairing this event for the past few years. She is the person to contact if you'd would like to have your garden on tour or volunteer to help with the tour.

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.

2019 Calendar of Events
Date Event Location
July 11 - 5:30-7:30 pm City of Decatur Historic Preservation Commission meeting Historic Railroad Museum
701 Railroad St., NW
July 18, 5:00-8:00 pm Christmas in July TownHouse Galleries
corner of 6th Ave & 11th St.
July 30 - 6:00 -7:00 pm Historic Decatur Association meeting Historic Railroad Museum
701 Railroad St., NW
August 8 - 5:30-7:30 pm City of Decatur Historic Preservation Commission meeting Historic Railroad Museum
701 Railroad St., NW
August 27 - 6:00 -7:00 pm Historic Decatur Association meeting Historic Railroad Museum
701 Railroad St., NW
September 12 - 5:30-7:30 pm City of Decatur Historic Preservation Commission meeting Historic Railroad Museum
701 Railroad St., NW
September 24 - 6:00 -7:00 pm Historic Decatur Association meeting Historic Railroad Museum
701 Railroad St., NW
October 10 - 5:30-7:30 pm City of Decatur Historic Preservation Commission meeting Historic Railroad Museum
701 Railroad St., NW
October 29 - 6:00 -7:00 pm Historic Decatur Association meeting Historic Railroad Museum
701 Railroad St., NW
November 14 - 5:30-7:30 pm City of Decatur Historic Preservation Commission meeting Historic Railroad Museum
701 Railroad St., NW
November 26 - 6:00 -7:00 pm Historic Decatur Association meeting Historic Railroad Museum
701 Railroad St., NW
Dec. 14 - 3:00-8:00 pm Christmas Tour Albany decorating guidelines