The roots of the City of Lithonia run deep.

The Ruth Carroll Dally Johnson Interpretive Garden, located next to the Lithonia Woman’s Club in historic downtown Lithonia. This garden is the Historic Gateway to the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area.

Lithonia Walk About Tour

Explore an entire downtown that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places! Walking through downtown Lithonia is like waking through time. The historic district comprises dozens of irreplaceable buildings from 1845 to 1964 including the Lithonia Woman’s Club (1928) and “The Seminary” (1895), the first schoolhouse in Lithonia. Visitors can also discover the remains of the Bruce Street School, the first public African American school in DeKalb County, two historic churches founded in the 1860s and local shops with delicious food.

Use the Walk About map to create your own self-guided tour of this community. After you enjoy the sites in Lithonia, head to the PATH trail to connect with over 20 miles of paved trails within the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. From Johnson Street follow the trail to the Mall at Stonecrest or Arabia Mountain.

Click the image to download a PDF version of the Lithonia Walking Map.