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Address: 302 NE 6th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone Number: 13523938539
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Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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excellent exhibits and great OLDE building and grounds, great "stroll"!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
jerilynn m
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folsom, ca
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folsom, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank jerilynn m
gainesville, fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank shunkins
New York City, New York
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77 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Susan M
Merritt Island, Florida
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank SuzyGreenberg86
Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Demetria C
North Berwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

What an interesting place to visit. Very informative. What a fantastic building to have the opportunity to have a wander around.

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Thank Rhon473
Gainesville, Florida
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Girls night to see two very talented musicians who played cello and violin - it was phenomenal! BYOB was a nice touch, the venue is gorgeous and the food offering was outstanding, but very pricey for the portion served and no veggies! Overall, though, a fantastic evening!

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Thank CLH6401
New Paltz, New York
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

We've been twice now to this wonderful venue, but didn't realize until yesterday that it is actually a city park, maintained by city employees. They are a wonderfully informative, enthusiastic crew and will happily stop and give you all sorts of extra insight into whatever exhibit you are looking at. The historic displays are so well arranged that you really... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Recently attended a wedding here and the grounds are beautiful! The area where the reception is held is very well maintained! The staff was very friendly and courteous to all the guests.

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Thank lovestheocean121
Gainesville, Florida
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Beautiful Location and Building. Have catered many weddings here, and attended a few events. Very well run by Erica who handles special events.

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Thank Jules G

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