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Thomasville History Center

The Thomasville History Center is a private non-profit community organization that enriches the community through the exploration and discovery of its history, people, and stories.

Open Today – 10:00AM - 4:00PM

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Welcome to Thomasville History Center

Discover why Thomasville is a place apart; visit our three-acre campus and immerse yourself in Thomas County’s history as you explore our seven historic structures. Ask us about our tours and group rates. You can get involved by becoming a member or attending one or all of our upcoming events happening at the History Center.

7 Historic Buildings to Explore

Learn With us

Learning experiences with the History Center don‘t end at the gallery doors. Expand your skills and follow your curiosity as we learn from the history, people, and stories of the Red Hills region.

View Our Collections & Archives

The collections of the History Center are available to members and to the general public.

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Don’t miss the opportunity to find distinctive keepsakes at our museum’s exclusive gift shop, The Lobby at the Thomasville History Center – your gateway to a historical shopping experience.

Shop Hours

Monday-Saturday
10am – 4pm

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Lapham-Patterson House

The whimsical 6,000 square-foot house is a showcase for the progressive eccentricities of Lapham, his architect Tudor Rommerdal, and the late Victorian era in general.

About the Tour

Guests will receive a guided tour of all three floors (mobility permitting) of the Lapham-Patterson House and learn about the residents, architecture, and technology of the 1885 Resort Era “cottage.”

Become A Member

Since 1952, the Thomasville History Center has worked to collect, preserve, and share the story of Thomasville, Thomas County, and its people. With your help, we can continue to preserve our past and inspire our future!

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