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Sit a spell in the c. 1881 wellhouse in the old part of the cemetery with headstones dating back to 1825, then stroll the pathways over the rolling hills to the pond where you can feed the ducks and geese. At 58 acres, the Decatur Cemetery is a peaceful and beautiful place to enjoy scenery in a rich historic and cultural landscape. Dogs on leashes are welcome, but must be kept on the roadway.

Decatur Cemetery, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the resting place of many of the citizens who helped create the communities we know today as Decatur, DeKalb County and the state of Georgia.

Tours are conducted throughout the spring and summer by Friends of Decatur Cemetery volunteers. Second Sunday Strolls begin at the wellhouse on the second Sunday of each month from May through October at 2:30 p.m. Special group tours can also be arranged by contacting the Decatur Preservation Alliance office at 404-371-4444.

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