Thomasville Things to Do

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  • Thomasville Annual Rose Festival

    by bthon Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Every year in April, Thomasville hosts one of the largest rose festivals in the southern USA. The festival lasts for a few days during one weekend and consists of parades, a 10k race, a golf classic, a horse show, and of course the rose show and contests.

    Some of the events such as the race, horse show, and golf classic require prior registration. Other events such as the rose cottage charge a very small admission fee, though the rose show and the majority of the rose gardens are free entry.

    Thousands of different roses are showcased at this festival and Thomasville is very alive with all of the activities. For information from the 2004 rose festival see this site: http://www.downtownthomasville.com/RoseFest.html

    Map of Thomasville Rose Festival
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    pebble hill plantation

    by doug48 Written May 31, 2010

    pebble hill is one of over seventy plantations that still exist in the thomasville area. this 3,000 acre plantation was established in by thomas j. johnson in 1825. the plantation house you see today was designed by english architect john wind and was built in 1850. during the radical reconstruction period after the civil war pebble hill fell into disrepair. pebble hill was bought by wealthy northerner howard m. hanna in 1896. the hanna family restored the property and over the years added aditional buildings to the property. for those interested in history and southern culture pebble hill plantation is a very worth while place to visit in the thomasville area. pebble hill plantation is listed on the national register of historic places. for admission and times see the attached web site.

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    historic homes

    by doug48 Written Aug 14, 2008

    downtown thomasville has over 70 historic homes and buildings many of which are listed on the national register of historic places. the majority of them are along broad, dawson, and hansel streets in the historic district. on the last week of april during the rose festival many of them are open to the public. pictured is the 1833 hardy-bryan house. this house is the oldest two story house in thomasville.

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    broad street

    by doug48 Written Aug 14, 2008

    broad street is in the center of downtown thomasville and is the heart of thomasville's shopping and entertainment district. broad street and the side streets that bisect it offer a number of upscale shops and restaurants. a very worth while place to visit when in thomasville.

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    thomasville genealogical and historical library

    by doug48 Written Aug 13, 2008

    located on north broad street across from the courthouse is the thomasville genealogical. history, and fine arts library. founded in 1988 the library offers family research for the states of georgia, florida, alabama, mississipi, tennessee, north carolina, south carolina, and kentucky. for those interested in southern genealogy this is a worth while place to visit. also the fine arts collection is also very interesting. just around the corner is the visitor information center which is also a good place to begin a tour of thomasville.

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    thomas county courthouse

    by doug48 Written Aug 13, 2008

    located on broad street in downtown thomasville is the thomas county courthouse. the original courthouse was designed by john wind in the greek revival style in 1858. the courthouse was remodeled in 1888 with classical and victorian additions. thomas county was named after jeff thomas who was an american officer in the war of 1812.

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    Beautiful Victorian House

    by DonnaMichelle Written Aug 3, 2006

    If you are ever in Thomasville, stop by and see the Lapham Patterson House. It is a BEAUTIFUL old Victorian House. I can remember being in awe of this house ever since I was a little girl. Always wanting to live in it.

    They do a little tour each day, and maybe it is just me but it really made me wonder about all of the people who had lived there and the times they they had shared.

    Fun. :)

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  • Pebble Hill Plantation

    by bthon Written Nov 28, 2004

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    Most of the land around Thomasville and throughout Southern Georgia is owned by plantations. Many of these plantations are used as hunting retreats by wealthy northerners who have passed the land down from one generation to another.

    Pebble Hill offers tourists a chance to see one of these historic plantations complete with a restored plantation house that is full of antiques and furnished in a historic manner.

    The plantation dates back to the 1800s and many of the exhibits are designed to show the style from that time.

    The House and Grounds are open:
    Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
    Sunday, 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
    Last Tour begins at 4:00 P.M.
    Closed the month of September, as well as Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Day and New Year's Day.

    Admission Fees:
    Gate:
    Adults $3.00
    Children (under 12 yrs.) $1.50
    Main House:
    Adults $7.00
    Children (Grades 1-6) $3.50

    From Tallahassee, FL: Take US Hwy 319 North (Thomasville Road) The plantation is approximately 25 miles north of Tallahassee on the left side of the road.

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    confederate memorial

    by doug48 Written Aug 13, 2008

    located on the grounds of the thomas county courthouse is the confederate memorial. this memorial is an obelisk with a draped flag which is a very common monument in the south.

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