Visiting The Thomasville History Center
Visit Our Historic Buildings
Visit our 7 historical buildings. Access to interiors of historic buildings is only available with our Guided Tour. Learn more about each building by clicking the links below.
Want to Visit the Museum?
The Thomasville History Center is located in the historic 1923 Flowers-Roberts House at 725 North Dawson Street in Thomasville, Georgia. The building contains more than thirty-five exhibits about the history of Thomas County, as well as the document, photo, and three-dimensional archives that provide the material evidence of what happened in Thomas County’s past.
Hours of Operation:
- Business Hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
- Tour Hours: 10am-4pm, Monday-Saturday
- Closed major holidays
The Thomasville History Center’s property and historic buildings are open to guests Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm. Instead of admission, we ask for a suggested donation of $5 per person.
Donations can be made using contactless payment, cash, or card. For now, the main building (the Flowers-Roberts House) remains closed to visitors. Staff is onsite daily to answer any questions you may have.
Research appointments can be made by contacting the History Center directly at 229-226-7664. Please click the link above for a full description of our updated operations!
Thomasville History Center Members
As a benefit of membership, current Thomasville History Center members receive free admission for themselves and up to 4 additional family members. Join or Renew today!
Blue Star Museum Program
Memorial Day-Labor Day
The Thomasville History Center is proud to announce our participation in the Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Military families will have access to both the Thomasville History Center and the Lapham-Patterson House.
The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD from 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. Military – Army, Navy, Air force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members.
This year, more than 2,000 (and counting) museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa are taking part in the inititative. Museums are welcome to join Blue Star Museums throughout the summer.
Museums for All Initiative
We are proud to participate in the Museums for All program, a cooperative initiative between the IMLS and Association of Children’s Museums that encourages families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build life-long museum habits. To receive discounted admission, individuals and families must: present a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, and a valid form of photo ID upon admission. Benefits extend to up to 4 people per card.
National Trust Distinctive Destinations Program
National Trust Distinctive Destinations are an ever expanding group of diverse historic sites across the country that help illustrate the breadth and depth of the American story. From house museums to working farms, these places can add memorable moments to your off-the-beaten-path road trip, create new opportunities for a family vacation, or even become your new favorite gift shop.
Best of all, these places proudly offer free or discounted admission to National Trust members, including discounts in the museum or gift shop where applicable.
How to Find Us
725 North Dawson Street
Thomasville, GA 31792
Business Hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
Tour Hours: 10am-4pm, Monday-Saturday
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