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Address: 302 NE 6th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5476
Phone Number: +1 352-393-8539
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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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My Wedding Venue <3

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Shelby M
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Shelby M
Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 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 

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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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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 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.

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Thank CristianeMachado
folsom, ca
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

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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66 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 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
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 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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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 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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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 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

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