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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.” Currently, tours are limited to 10 guests per hour. Masks are required. 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. 

Museums for All: 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. 

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.

Click the button above for more information about updated tour hours and procedures at the Lapham-Patterson House.  

Tour Information
Fridays: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Saturdays: 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Tours begin at the top of the hour
Maximum of 10 people per tour
Age 18+ $10
Age 6-17 $3
Museums for All, 18+ $3
Museums for All, 6-17 $1
Members: FREE
Children (Under 6): FREE
Group Rate (Adults) : $8 *must be scheduled in advance
Group Rate (6-17) : $2 *must be scheduled in advance
Journey Pass: $12 Adults, $4 Students; Single day reduced-admission to the History Center & Lapham-Patterson House (Friday & Saturday only)

Want to Tour the Lapham-Patterson House? 

Reservations during our regular operating hours are not required unless it is a group of 10+. Dependent on staff availability, tours outside of regular hours may be possible. Use the contact form to request a group visit or guided tour. *Completing this form does not guarantee a reservation slot. After submitting the form someone from our office will contact you and finalize your reservation.