Athens Heritage Attractions
In 1785, the University of Georgia became the birthplace of public higher education in America. The city of Athens, named after the ancient Greek center of higher learning, was chartered in 1806. Today, Athens is home to 17 neighborhoods on the National Register, including four house museums open for public tour. We're a featured stop on Georgia's Antebellum Trail.
Make your first stop the Athens Welcome Center, located downtown in the historic Church-Waddel-Brumby House Museum. Pick up brochures, maps, and self-guided tour itineraries, or take a guided tour of historic Athens, departing daily with advance reservation.
Athens Historic House Museum Association
The Athens Historic House Museum Association offers a collective ticket for an interior tour of four House Museums through Classic City Tours. Also, an annual Holiday Open House is held in December that features natural decorations, live music, holiday treats, gift items, and much more! For more information or to pick up a brochure on the Association, contact the Church-Waddel-Brumby House (Athens Welcome Center) at 706-353-1820 or toll-free 1-866-455-1820.