More than a century ago, Thomasville was celebrated as one of the most
exclusive destinations in the world. During the fashionable Victorian era,
wealthy northern socialites and pleasure seekers traveled hundreds of miles
by rail to this grand winter resort. Attracted by the genteel life and
mild climate of the South, many visitors made Thomasville their winter
home and built winter "cottages", several on the scale of mansions.
Although this era quickly faded in the early 1900s, more than fifty of
these opulent historic homes still grace Thomasville's streets, including
the Lapham-Patterson House, a National Historic Landmark .
Thomasville is located at the convergence of U.S. Highways 84 and 319,
approximately 56 miles southwest of I-75 at Tifton, GA, and 35 miles northeast
of Tallahassee, FL and I-10.
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Thomasville Welcome Center
109 Southe Broad Street
Thomasville, Georgia 31792
CLIMATE, RECOMMENDED CLOTHING
Summer - Dress cool, temperature in the 90s, insect repellant recommended,
drinking water if hiking, suntan lotion if planning on extended outside
Winter- normally mild in the 40 to 76 degree range, wear layers of light
clothing. Occasional drops into the 20's and 30's.
FEES, COSTS, RATES
Admission fees vary from site to site.
BASIC VISIT RECOMMENDATIONS
Pebble Hill, one of 70 plantations in the area, is open to the public.
The Thomas County Historical Society Museum features rare photographs and
memorabilia from various plantations. The Lapham-Patterson House, a National
Historic Landmark, is open year round. Call 1-800-704-2350 for more information.
March: Thomasville Antiques Show and Sale
April: Annual Rose Show and Festival
May: Polo at Thomas College
November: Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival
December: Downtown Victorian Christmas
For more information call 1-800-704-2350