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Take a Tour Guided Tours & Group Tours Available

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.”

Tours begin at the top of the hour. 

Closures: When planning your visit, please visit our Upcoming Events page for any conflicts. The Lapham-Patterson House is available for special event rentals which occasionally require the museum to close to the public. 

The Lapham-Patterson House participates in several special admission rate programs. Please See the complete list here. 

Free Days: The Thomasville History Center often participates in national free or reduced admission programs such as Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live and the Blue Star Museum Program (free admission for active-duty military and their families). Please check our calendar of events for a list of upcoming free days. Some of these programs may require advanced registration.

Tour Information
Fridays: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Saturdays: 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Tours begin at the top of the hour
Age 18+ $15
Age 6-17 $10
Museums for All, 18+ $3
Museums for All, 6-17 $1
Members: FREE
Children (Under 6): FREE
Group Rate (Adults) : $12 *must be scheduled in advance
Group Rate (6-17) : $2 *must be scheduled in advance
Journey Pass: $20 Adults, $10 Students; Single day reduced-admission to the History Center & Lapham-Patterson House (Friday & Saturday only)

Pre-Purchase Passes Admission to the Thomasville History Center & Lapham-Patterson House

Planning a visit to the Lapham-Patterson House and the Thomasville History Center? Save time (and a little cash) by pre-purchasing a Journey Pass or individual single-day admission to either location.


  • Journey Pass: includes single-day admission to both the Lapham-Patterson House and the Thomasville History Center on a Friday or Saturday of your choice 
  • Independent or Guided Grounds Tours (Thomasville History Center)- single-day admission
  • Lapham-Patterson House Tour– guided, single day admission

Please consult our events calendar before purchase to confirm both locations will be open. When you arrive, present a printed copy of your pass or your confirmation email upon entry at either location.

Journey Passes are only valid on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Passes are not refundable but may be transferred to another date of your choosing. Please contact the History Center with any questions: 229-226-7664,  email:

Request a Group Tour or Off-Hours Tour:

Reservations are not required for visits during our regular operating hours unless it is a group of 10+. Regular admission can be pre-purchased for the date and time of your choice using the “Purchase Admission” button above. For groups or tours outside of our normal days of operation, use the form to the right to request a date and time.

Requested tours are dependent on staff availability, we will do our best to accommodate you. 

 *Completing this form does not guarantee a reservation, After submitting the form someone from our office will contact you and finalize your reservation.

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