Top 10 Things to Do in Thomasville
Shop & Eat in Historic Downtown Thomasville
Stroll, shop and dine along the brick paved streets in historic downtown. Quaint shops and fine dining await you! See the Downtown Directory for a listing of shops and cafes!
Rose Show & Festival
Held in beautiful historic downtown Thomasville, the Rose Festival has been a Southwest Georgia tradition since the 1920s. Enjoy roses, roses and more roses! Plus parades, live music, fantastic food, exciting sporting events, arts & crafts… and everything from an elegant ball to a family-oriented street dance! Held annually, the fourth Friday in April. Click here for more information.
An enchanting and magical holiday season awaits you in beautiful and historic downtown Thomasville. Your Christmas spirit will be overflowing as you stroll the brick paved streets on your journey into the past in our award-winning downtown. Carriage rides with jingle bells, twinkling lights and elegant strollers in their Victorian finery set the stage for a truly unforgettable evening. Held annually, the second Thursday and Friday in December. Click here for more information.
Walking/Driving Tour of Downtown & Historic Homes
Thomasville is a unique town full of historic homes, one-of-a-kind shops, and quaint restaurants. Join us as we revisit Thomasville in the 1800s. Pick up a copy of the Historic Thomasville Visitors Guide, which contains the self-guided tour, at the Visitors Center located in the Municipal Auditorium building at 144 E. Jackson Street. Click here to download a copy of the Historic Thomasville Visitors Guide.
The Big Oak
Thomasville’s famous Live Oak tree! President Eisenhower visited this historic landmark while a guest here in the house of George Humphreys. He was so impressed with the giant tree that he photographed it himself! The tree is located at the corner of North Crawford and East Monroe Streets, one block behind the Post Office/Federal Courthouse. For more information call 866-577-3600 or 229-228-7977.
The Rose Garden
The City of Thomasville plants and maintains more than 7,000 roses located throughout the city. Enjoy more than 500 individual rose bushes with beautiful Cherokee Lake in the background at the city owned Rose Garden located at the corner of Smith Avenue and Covington Drive. For more information call 866-577-3600.
Pebble Hill Plantation
Referred to as a “Georgia Belle”, Pebble Hill is a home rich in art, architecture and history. The plantation covers over 3,000 acres and the stately main house has more than 40 rooms. Tour the main house and wander the grounds where pines and magnolias throw long shadows across lush green lawns and gardens. The overall impression one receives from this remarkable plantation is more felt than defined. For more information visit Pebble Hill Plantation online or call 229-226-2344.
Thomas County Museum of History
The Thomas County Museum of History has been preserving and sharing the history of Thomas County and its people since 1952. Step into the past and discover what made Thomasville the South’s premier resort. For more information call 229-226-7664.
Jack Hadley Black History Museum
An avid researcher, Jack Hadley has collected thousands of artifacts, documents and photos chronicling black history. Recently, those items became part of the permanent collection of a new Black History Museum on the former campus of Douglass High School, a black high school that was segragated from 1902 to 1970. Also available at the Black History Museum is the Thomasville Black Heritage Trail Tour Guide that identifies numerous historic locations and landmarks of Black Heritage in the area. For more information visit the Black History Museum online or call 229-228-6983, 866-577-3600.
Lapham-Patterson House Historic Site
Built in 1885, this winter resort cottage is a monument to the imagination, creative engineering and craftsmanship of the Victorian Era. Take a tour and discover why this house is one of the most unique to be found from this time period! Click for more information.