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

The Thomasville History Center’s historic buildings and grounds are open to the public!  The Flowers-Roberts House, our main building which includes staff offices and exhibits, will reopen after a year-long exhibits renovation project on Friday, May 14 at 10 am. New admission rates will go into effect that day. Please visit for more information.

To request research assistance or schedule a research appointment, please call 229-226-7664 or email 

To reach us, please call 229-226-7664 or ring the doorbell on the front porch of the Flowers-Roberts House. 

Visitors are 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. Look for the signs around the property for more information!
Scavenger hunts are 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. To download your scavenger hunt before your visit, check out This page also includes many activities to supplement your tour and are appropriate for all ages! 
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.