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Address: 302 NE 6th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5476
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a delightful and free of charge visit to The Historic Thomas Center....

Enjoy a delightful and free of charge visit to The Historic Thomas Center. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building is a beautifully restored Mediterranean Revival-style hotel. Stroll through the lovely gardens and view the art in one of our two galleries. You can experience the past through the 1920's period rooms and local history exhibits. Listen to the interesting history of the property and the Thomas Family with a free cell phone tour. FREE OF CHARGE/FREE PARKING/HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

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Invited by my guitar instructor, we decided to visit the Thomas Center for this event. I found that it was a really beautiful place where many formal events could take part, and I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
David C
Sant Fost de Campsentelles
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Sant Fost de Campsentelles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Invited by my guitar instructor, we decided to visit the Thomas Center for this event. I found that it was a really beautiful place where many formal events could take part, and I found it was properly looked after and it reflected the epoch at which the building was built up.

Thank David C
Management response:

Thank you so much! We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope the community will come out and visit our two art galleries and all of our restored period rooms/museum spaces. We are free to visit and the art galleries change exhibit regularly so there is always something new and amazing to see! We hope you'll be back! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Love the Thomas Center, it's one of my favorites. They have a variety of rooms sizes and some really lovely rooms with beautiful old tiles. The outdoor fountain is gorgeous. Even if you aren't planning or attending an event, it's worth a look for its history.

Thank StephanieKowacz
Management response:

Thank you so much! We consider ourselves one of Gainesville's best-kept secrets. We do host meetings and events of various sizes and our museum spaces and art galleries are open to the public. We encourage people to come wander through and check us out! We just restored the fountain this summer. We're glad you like it! More 

Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

This was the venue for my wedding back in March, and it couldn't have been more perfect. The setting is beautiful, and so is the history. Robert Frost used to stay here with his wife when it was a hotel. The City of Gainesville also frequently hosts events here.

Thank Shelby M
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

A mansion with a few re-created rooms of the wealthy Gainesville baron who lived there long ago. The art gallery when I was there featured the works of good ol' boy master carver Jesse Aaron, who did things like make totems then put baseball caps on them. He added spirit to many of his carvings - whether animal or human... More 

Thank Alex C
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are quite proud of the slice of Gainesville history that we represent and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit. The art gallery exhibits are always changing so we hope you'll visit us again soon! More 

Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Love to spend a lazy afternoon walking through the gorgeous corridor of The Thomas Center House and gardens. Its majestic Oak tree is perfect for an afternoon nap or to read a book. Beautiful gardens.

Thank CristianeMachado
folsom, ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

beautiful old buildings and grounds and exhibits inside, good clear OR rainy day visit, old Gainesville/Old Florida trip down memory lane!

Thank jerilynn m
gainesville, fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a historic building, once a home, then a hotel and now a mix of cultural offerings and offices. The integrity of the building has been maintained. There are some rooms that have not changed in over 100 years and show the furnishings of the time with memorabilia and explanations for each room. The Thomas Center hosts weddings, group... More 

Thank shunkins
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

My niece got married here.It's a lovely setting. It was funny that they didn't provide enough chairs for all the people but the setting is sweet. We havd some sangria onthe porch before the wedding and inside it was just a simple elegance.

Thank Susan M
Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

I attended a meeting at the Thomas Center, its a beautiful venue with so much natural light! What a unique atmosphere to host events!

Thank SuzyGreenberg86
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Beautiful, quite, picturesque, and FREE. The scenery is amazing, the buildings are well maintained, make sure to explore. It is the perfect environment for a picnic.

1 Thank Demetria C

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