What to Expect on Your Next Visit Thomasville History Center Historic Buildings & Grounds

The Thomasville History Center looks forward to welcoming you back to our property! We are still re-opening in phases. The first phase, which began in June,  includes the historic buildings and grounds. At this time, the Flowers-Roberts House, our main building which includes staff offices and exhibits, remains closed to the public. We are hard at work updating exhibits and storytelling throughout the space while the building remains closed. 

Visitors may access the property and historic buildings from 10am until 4pm Monday-Saturday. Staff will be on site Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm, and Saturday, 10am-4pm should you have any questions. To reach us, please call 229-226-7664 or ring the doorbell on the front porch of the Flowers-Roberts House. 

Visitors will be asked to observe standard CDC issued guidelines for keeping themselves and others safe including maintaining social distance, wearing a face covering, and practicing good hand hygiene. A hand-washing station has been set up for visitors at the Bowling Alley. We ask that visitors contribute a $5 minimum donation per person using Venmo or Google Pay. Look for the signs around the property for more information!
Scavenger hunts will be available for visitors of all ages. These fun activities are a great way for visitors to explore the buildings and discover each location’s hidden treasures. Each building will also feature new interior historical panels telling the story of the structure and how it was used.
The Thomasville History Center is excited to offer this opportunity for people to explore our backyard while they learn about Thomas County history!

Lapham-Patterson House Tours

The Thomasville History Center is pleased to offer tours of the Lapham-Patterson House to visitors on Friday afternoons and Saturdays. Visitors will be asked to observe standard CDC issued guidelines for keeping themselves and others safe from the spread of COVID-19.

In light of the continued need for social distancing measures, the Lapham-Patterson House limits the number of guests inside the home at a time to 10.

Tours are available Fridays at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm and Saturdays at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm to a maximum of 10 guests per tour. Tours last about an hour. For now, the House will remain closed on Mondays.

Reservations are not required in advance but guests are encouraged to arrive at least 10 minutes before the top of the hour to check-in, as there are new arrival procedures.

Admission fees are $10 per adult (ages 18+) and $3 per student (ages 6-17). The Lapham-Patterson House encourages guests to pay by card or payment app.

Scavenger hunts are available for guests of all ages. This fun activity is a great way for visitors to explore the House and discover its hidden treasures inside and outside.