Pebble Hill Plantation

Pebble Hill Plantation, Thomasville: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Pebble Hill Plantation Reviews: 4.5/5

Pebble Hill Plantation
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Pebble Hill Plantation is an estate of 3,000 acres located in Thomasville, Georgia. With two distinct eras, Pebble Hill Plantation is rich in its history and its beauty. Established in the 1820's by Thomas Jefferson Johnson, it survived the Civil War and Reconstruction. Johnson's daughter Julia Ann Mitchell continued to own the historic Pebble Hill until the 1890's. Pebble Hill's modern history begins with its acquisition by Howard Melville Hanna from Cleveland, Ohio in 1896. At that time Thomasville had become a resort area frequented by northern visitors. Hanna's daughter, Kate Hanna Ireland Harvey was given Pebble Hill in 1901 by her father. She enjoyed the site as a winter home and shooting plantation and developed Pebble Hill as it is today. After Mrs. Harvey's death in 1936, the property passed to her daughter, Elisabeth Ireland Poe, who died in 1978. Through her generosity, a private foundation was established so her beloved Pebble Hill could be enjoyed by the public.
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Noel78
Florida450 contributions
Southern Georgia at its most glamorous
Jul 2021
A magnificently furnished and well-designed 20th century estate or in South Georgia parlance "plantation." If you like beautiful antiques, china, English sporting art, dogs and horses you will be all in for a visit here. The experience starts at the visitor center, a former barn for prize-winning Jerseys. There you watch a film and look at some static museum displays giving a history of the house and families who lived there.

The predominate personalities were a mother and daughter who had the foresight and money to rebuild a fabulous winter home on their large land holdings after a chimney fire destroyed their ante-bellum home. This is the Southern culture of the dog and hunt, and the quail meeting its ending from the barrel of a gun. The leisure class revolves around that tradition, and the Hanna descendants built a palace to house their guests and reap the joys of being born into the ruling class.

There are spectacular Audubon prints throughout the house, and an upstairs gallery devoted to the last owner's art collection reflecting her equine and canine passions.

The grounds are spectacular, but lack signage helpful to a strolling visitor. All in all it's a big bang for $16 (adult fare) for your docent-led tour. Recommended.
Written July 21, 2021
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L N
Fort Myers, FL89 contributions
Number One Must See in Thomasville!
Jul 2021 • Couples
The Pebble Hill Plantation was the Best Part of our visit to Thomasville, George. There is an amazing story behind this incredible 3,000 acre plantation. Presidents and royalty have visited this winter home for the upper crust before it was donated and opened as a museum. The $16 guided tour was well worth it and helps to preserve this incredible 16 bedroom 19 bath mansion. Don’t miss this number one attraction! We also went to the Thomasville Rose Garden and the 300 year old big oak. Eat at Jonah’s and SASS and you’ve got a nice 2 night getaway!
Written July 15, 2021
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Brian S
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A Charming Slice of History
Jul 2021
My family (wife, kids, parents) and I had the opportunity to visit Pebble Hill on a grey morning, but the charm of Pebble Hill and its guides did a splendid job of brightening spirits and minds. We all enjoyed learning about the history of this household and estate, and getting a glimpse of the art, decor and style of some of the South's icons. We send thanks to the guides and crew at Pebble Hill for helping to make our adventure so memorable!
Written July 9, 2021
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PLRE2016
Nashville, TN10 contributions
Snapshot of a bygone era
May 2021
Pebble Hill has a remarkable history. If you like touring old homes and their grounds, this is the tour for you!
Written May 29, 2021
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TRVLMOM5
Sarasota, FL20 contributions
Absolutely Stop!
Mar 2021 • Couples
Wonderful tour of the house, friendly docents and beautiful grounds for this spring day! Flowers blooming and the bees pollenating - not a better way to enjoy a day in the outskirts of Thomasville.
Written March 25, 2021
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Tommy B
6 contributions
Amazing Plantation and visiting is a must!
Jan 2021
My wife and I took the tour of the main house and enjoyed learning so much about the history of the plantation. The house and all its paintings, furnishings, structure and beauty was beyond our expectations. The knowledge of the tour guides was amazing and the artifacts portrayed the life style and interest of each owner over the years,
Written January 25, 2021
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Ileana F
Miami, FL18 contributions
A trip to the past
Dec 2020
Highly recommended . Memorable experience and incredible grounds. It is part of the National Register of Historic Places. This place is rich both in history and art.
Written December 25, 2020
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343frankt
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Unmasked Ticket agent /emplyee of Plantation During Pandemic
Oct 2020
I am rating the experience of going to Pebble Hill Plantation on the low end for the this Major reason. Upon arriving at the guest check in for a ticket, the women behind the desk was not wearing a mask. Yes , the desk area did have a plastic make shift wall hanging in front of her, but she then would get up and walk around to you with out a mask and standing far less then the recommended 6 feet. She was very friendly. But Walking around without a Mask during a pandemic in which the cases in the country are on the Rise daily, not to mention deaths was extremely in Poor business taste towards guests coming to take a tour. The volunteer gudes at the house both had masks and were essy to hear, the tour only allowed 6 persons , all persons wearing masks. The tour itself was nice and house is quite impressive. But the entire staff needs to adhere to the safety related to this virus not just for the safety of the guests/Customers but for themselves. . One mine say why did I not leave, well I thought of it, but my sponse wanted to reamin and I made it a point to keep a distance and encourged my sponse to also from the officer staff. Visited on Oct 29th 2020
Written November 2, 2020
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Rich K
Panama City Beach, United States16 contributions
The grounds are extremely well maintained and the staff is very helpful.
Jul 2020
The grounds and the buildings are gorgeous. The staff were extremely helpful and informative. The history was enchanting.
Written October 4, 2020
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Thank you for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Pebble Hill.
Written October 5, 2020
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laurab-fl
Key Largo, FL6 contributions
Beautiful Grounds to Explore
Aug 2020 • Family
Pebble Hill Plantation has a long history in Thomasville, Georgia and the property has a lot to offer. The house tours are not currently being offered due to the Covid issue, but we wandered around the grounds by following the map offered at the visitor center, and with information that given in the short video presentation and info from the museum guide. The grounds are incredibly beautiful and we will be sure to come back when the house is open again for tours.
Written August 16, 2020
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Pebble Hill Plantation is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM