Visiting The Thomasville History Center
1923 Flowers-Roberts House located at 725 N. Dawson Street
Our Historic Buildings
Visit our 7 historical buildings. Access to interiors of historic buildings is available to guests on Independent and Guided Grounds Tours. Upon arrival, please check-in at the front door of the Flowers-Roberts House.
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
- Independent Tour Hours: 10am-4pm, Monday-Saturday
- Guided Grounds Tour Hours: 11am and 2pm, Monday-Friday
- Closed Major Holidays. Visit our upcoming events page and social media, @thomasvillehistory for updated information about closures, etc.
The Thomasville History Center asks that guests abide by all current CDC-issued guidance for face coverings and social distancing while visiting the Thomasville History Center.
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: email@example.com.
Special Admission Rates & Programs
Thomasville History Center Members
As a benefit of membership, current Thomasville History Center members receive free admission for themselves and up to 5 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.
Southeastern Reciprocal Membership
The Southeastern Reciprocal Membership Program (SERM) is a way for museums to offer their members an opportunity to visit participating museums in our Southeastern region. Reciprocity is for general admission only. To take advantage of this program, please present your institution’s membership card to receive free admission and a 10% discount on books and merchandise- the same perks that History Center members receive on their visits!
For a complete list of participating SERM institutions visit the Southeastern Museums Conference website.
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.
North American Reciprocal Museum
The Thomasville History Center is a proud member of the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM). Present your membership card from a participating institution with the NARM sticker to receive the same benefits as Thomasville History Center members. Thomasville History Center members at the $100 level and above may receive reciprocal benefits at participating institutions across the country.
For a complete list of participating NARM institutions visit their website.
How to Find Us
725 North Dawson Street
Thomasville, GA 31792
Business Hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
Tour Hours: 10am-4pm, Monday-Saturday
Camp Dawson 2023
Adventure awaits! Registration for our annual summer camp opens March 1. Members of the History Center receive a registration discount and priority. Early drop-off, late pickup, and scholarship assistance is available.
Trick or Treat!
This Halloween, make plans to visit the Thomasville History Center for a special trick-or-treat experience! Bring your small ghosts, goblins, and ghouls between 6pm and 8pm (while supplies last) to safely trick or treat at each of the History Center’s buildings- including the Lapham-Patterson House at 626 N. Dawson Street and the historic structures on […]
Super Museum Sunday
Super Museum Sunday, is the state-wide free admission day for institutions across the state organized by the Georgia Historical Society. Both the History Center and Lapham-Patterson House will be open for free self-guided tours from Noon until 4pm.
Super Museum Sunday & “Show & Tell”
Make plans to visit the Thomasville History Center on Sunday, February 5 for a special two-part event that kicks off our new year of programs. This year, we want to bring you into our world and share more about how museums operate, how we care for and display our collections, and more. Join us for […]