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. Check out our latest newsletter to see what's going on in the neighborhood.

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 2012 Christmas Tour, please contact Kate Cole, our Albany Christmas chairperson at 256-350-5907. Thanks to neighbors Deborah and Michael Kienzle, you can also watch a Christmas Tour video that will shows off our beautiful neighborhood.

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. Check out the map for our 2013 Historic Albany Garden Tour.



View 2013 Historic Decatur Garden Tour in a larger map

Calendar of Events

The tours aren't the only thing going on in Albany. All neighbors are invited to attend the Albany Executive meeting held the third Tuesday of each month. 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.

2012 Calendar of Events
Date Event Location
Jan. 17 - noon
Albany Executive Mtg
Mi Hacienda - 6th Ave.
Feb. 21 - noon
Albany Executive Mtg
840 Grant St. SE
Mar. 6 - 5:30 pm
Albany Eats Out
Vittone's - 2nd Ave.
Mar. 20 - noon
Albany Executive Mtg
840 Grant St. SE
Apr. 17 - noon
Albany Executive Mtg
840 Grant St. SE
May 15 - noon
Albany Executive Mtg
840 Grant St. SE
May 30
Albany Live & Learn
Lee Sentell - TBA
Jun. 19 - noon
Albany Executive Mtg
840 Grant St. SE
Jul. 17 - noon
Albany Executive Mtg
840 Grant St. SE
Aug. 21 - noon
Albany Executive Mtg
840 Grant St. SE
Sep. 18 - noon Albany Executive Mtg 840 Grant St. SE
Oct. 16 - noon
Albany Executive Mtg
840 Grant St. SE
Oct. 21 - 1:00-3:00 pm Albany Fall Picnic Delano Pavillion
Nov. 19 -noon
Albany Executive Mtg
840 Grant St. SE
Dec. 3 Albany Judging Entire neighborhood
Dec. 8 - 3:00-8:00 pm Christmas Tour Albany decorating guidelines