14866 US HWY 19 South
Thomasville, GA 31757
Phone: (229) 228-5555
Fax: (229) 228-0663
Built for a shoe merchant, the Lapham-Patterson House is a very bold experiment in architecture. The house has basic elements of Victorian construction, another must see are the windows and the ceilings of the place, with various shapes and different heights. This house is also of importance for it is one of the first places to get gas lighting along with hot and clod flowing water from the taps. The house was declared as a historic monument in the year 1975 and you can avail the guided tours which give you all the details of the architecture and history.
"A major repository of materials for family research" in the Southeast and the Mid-Atlantic states, the Thomasville Genealogical History & Fine Arts Library contains a large collection of resources including family histories, marriage and death records, state and county histories, and census records.
The oldest two story house in Thomasville, this historic home used to be a small farmette and is now the headquarters for Thomasville Landmarks. Self guided tours are available.
Prepare to be amazed and captivated while touring this Georgian and Greek Revival plantation that is the South's premier plantation and the only one of its kind open to the public. The plantation covers over 3,000 acres and the stately main house has more than 40 rooms. Magnificent gardens, stables, and kennels are also on site.
The oldest standing church in Thomasville, this church was originally built as a Roman Catholic church and Jacqueline Kennedy attended Mass here following President John F. Kennedy's assassination. A memorial garden and columbarium, one of the most handsome of its kind, are also on site.
This plantation stands proudly as a memory of its owner Elisabeth Ireland Poe. The plantation house celebrates the persona of this multifaceted woman, who was a patron of arts and sports. The renovated plantation home still retains its majestic grandeur. A visit to Pebble Hill Plantation will be memorable.
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Nestled among beautiful pines and hardwood trees, this nonprofit nature center features 565 acres of fields, forests, and swamp that provide a haven for birds and other wildlife. Twelve miles of nature trails are also on site and a wide variety of natural science programs are available.
The Monticello Historic District consists of 27 city blocks. Many private residencies are found here and a few of them are open to the people, while a few have turned into bed and breakfast inns. The Jefferson County has several beautiful plantations. A tour to this place includes a walk around the property and a drive through the historic architectural treasures.
This elegant, Greek Revival style house was built in 1836 and was the home of Dr. J. Dabney Palmer. The Palmer-Perkins House is a two and a half story structure which was originally the abode of Martin Palmer and his family of nine children. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and is bordered by the Palmer Family Graveyard, making it a target for ghost stories.
Nestled in a town where ghostly sightings are a common occurrence, the Palmer House is one of its well known haunted destinations. This 1867, Greek Revival style house was the home of a local mortician and hence rumors of ghosts abound in here. A listed historic home, one can only view the house from the street or the side-walk. It was visited by the ghost trackers to check its haunted state and was certified to be an eerie house.
Supposedly built by members of the Weedon Island Culture, between 1,100 and 1,800 years ago, this 46-foot Native American ceremonial mound is the tallest in Florida. Letchworth Mounds Archaeological State Park offers picnicking, birding, and hiking.