to serve as gateway to real-time visitor services and attraction information for Athens visitors and residents

The Athens Welcome Center announced today that it will provide free virtual Visitor Information Center services through a new mobile-friendly website, Visitors can request downloadable self-guided tours, dining and attraction information, or ask a Certified Georgia Travel Counselor questions via the new virtual Visitor Center. Athens Welcome Center staff are available Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM, to deliver personalized customer service in real time through a live chat tool on the website.

“We know nothing can replace welcoming visitors at the beautiful Church-Waddel-Brumby House Museum, but under social distancing guidelines, gives people the ability to get travel information remotely and make meaningful connections with our staff,” Michelle Nguyen, Interim Director of the Athens Welcome Center, said.

“As visitors seek safe ways to experience Athens, will be a great resource in providing recommendations on places to go and where to eat,” said Katie Williams, Director of the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The Athens CVB looks forward to being a partner in promoting this new virtual resource for our visitors.” will remain live as the Athens Welcome Center prepares to safely reopen for reduced hours. During this phase of reopening, staff will operate an outdoor information kiosk located on the porch of the Church-Waddel-Brumby House at 280 East Dougherty Street. For operation updates and information on the Athens Welcome Center, please email

The Athens Welcome Center and Church-Waddel-Brumby House Museum are operated by Historic Athens.