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Downtown Attractions

Downtown Decatur's attractions include the historic Princess Theatre for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Old State Bank, Blue and Gray Museum, Farmers Market, and Morgan County Archives. The downtown area is also home to several parks and green spaces. For more information about these and other Decatur attractions, visit the Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau website.

Carnegie Visual Arts Center

207 Church Street NE

Housed in the former Carnegie Library building, the Carnegie Visual Arts Center showcases works from local, regional, and national artists. The center is open Wednesday through Saturday, with special events happening each month. For more information including admission costs and directions, visit the Carnegie Visual Arts Center website.

Princess Theatre for the Performing Arts

112 2nd Avenue NE

A wide range of plays, musical acts, and other events are held throughout the year at this historic art deco theatre. In addition to regional and national artists and programs, the theatre is also home to several local productions and events such as the viewing of classic movies. For more information including the theatre's upcoming events, visit the Princess Theatre website.

Old State Bank

925 Bank Street NE

Old State Bank, located in the historic Bank Street district, housed both Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. The bank was originally constructed in 1833 as part of a statewide banking system. Tours of Old State Bank include a look into the bank's vault and second floor apartment. Visitors can also enjoy Founders Park and the fountains in front of Old State Bank. For more information, visit the Decatur Parks & Recreation website.

Blue and Gray Museum

723 Bank Street

This Civil War museum is located on Bank Street and contains memorabilia such as weapons, uniforms, photographs, and more. For Civil War enthusiasts who are exploring historical Civil War locations throughout downtown Decatur, this museum is a great place to learn a little more about Decatur's involvement and history in the war. For more information, visit the Blue and Gray Museum website.

Farmers Market

1st Avenue SE near Downtown Decatur

The Farmers Market in downtown Decatur is a wonderful place to get fruit, vegetables, and other homegrown and handmade items from local farmers. The Farmers Market is open from April through November on Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Morgan County Archives

The Morgan County Archives, located in the old Tennessee Valley Bank on Bank Street, is home to hundreds of volumes of historical and genealogical subject matter of Morgan County. Two historically significant exhibits, “Civil War in Morgan County” and “Scottsboro Boys,” are also permanently on display at the Archives. For more information, visit the Morgan County Archives website.

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