Get to know Athens

Where is the Welcome Center situated?

The Athens Invite Center: is located at 280 E. Dougherty St., on the corner of Thomas and Dougherty Streets in Downtown Athens. If traveling East on Broad Street, take a left onto Thomas Street, and the Welcome Center will be four blocks down on your left. Totally free cordless Internet is offered.
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5. 706-353-1820, 866-455-1820.

The University of Georgia Visitors Center: UGA School, 4 Towers Building, at 405 College Station Rd. just throughout from the Intramural Fields.
Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5, Saturday 9-5, Sunday closed.
Are tours of Athens readily available?

Yes! Classic City Tours offer a Tour of Historic Athens, which leaves from the Athens Welcome Center. The tour lasts roughly 1 1/2 hours. Classic City Tours likewise provide a Museum Mile trip of historic interiors of Athens’ 4 antebellum house museums. Call 706-208-8687 for bookings. Special tours for Music History and African American History are also readily available for groups of 5 or more by advance arrangement.


What homes can I explore?

Four house museums in Athens are open to the general public and from the Athens Historic Home Museum Association; collective tickets are readily available through the Athens Invite Center.

Church-Waddel-Brumby House (c. 1820).
Ware-Lyndon House (c. 1850).
Taylor-Grady Home (c. 1844).
T.R.R. Cobb House (1852).

Where is the State Botanical Garden of Georgia?

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia lies at 2450 South Milledge Avenue. The gardens are open 8- to sunset daily, and the Visitor Center is open 9-4:30 Tuesday-Saturday and 11:30 -4:30 Sunday. There is no admission fee to the gardens.
What bed and breakfasts remain in Athens-Clarke County?

The Colonels, 3890 Barnett Shoals Rd., 706-559-9595.

The Athens CVB represents ALL lodging in Athens-Clarke County. See our listings and online bookings pages here.
Where is the Tree that Owns Itself and the Double-Barreled Cannon?

The Tree that Owns Itself lies at the crossway of Finley and Dearing Streets. The Double-Barreled Cannon is located in front of City Hall Downtown, with the Cannon facing due North, just in case.
Where is Weaver D’s?

Weaver D’s is located on East Broad Street before you get to the river. As you are leaving downtown, continue on Broad Street. Weaver D’s will be on the right before you cross the river. Automatic, Y’ all.