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Church-Waddel-Brumby House

280 E. Dougherty St.
Athens, GA 30601

The Church-Waddel-Brumby House is one of Athens’ three house museums and also serves as the city’s Welcome Center. This Federal-style house, ca. 1820, is believed to be the city’s oldest surviving residence. It was constructed by the Peck Brothers for University of Georgia president Alonzo Church though he himself was never a resident of the house. The house was eventually moved to its current location in 1967 after a group of citizens united to save it from demolition during a period of Urban Renewal. The house has been restored to its 1820-1829 time period when Franklin College (University of Georgia) President, Moses Waddel, lived in the house. The Church-Waddel-Brumby house is open seven days a week and is the perfect first stop to reserve a guided tour of Athens and get visitor information. The house museum is free to tour.