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Thomas Center

302 NE 6th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5476
+1 352-393-8539
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Beautiful

This is a beautiful historic former home and hotel in downtown Gainesville. We were there for a... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
GatorGirl428
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Beautiful place for events

We attended a wedding at the Thomas Center. There is plenty of parking, the grounds are well kept... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Ward D
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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...more
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302 NE 6th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5476
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+1 352-393-8539
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Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful historic former home and hotel in downtown Gainesville. We were there for a recital performance in the atrium. There was also a wedding taking pictures outside when we were leaving. Such a gorgeous, peaceful setting!

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Management response:Responded March 1, 2017

Thank you so much! We are glad you enjoyed the recital in the Spanish Court and hope you'll visit us again to see our museum spaces and revolving art exhibits in our two galleries.

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Reviewed February 23, 2017

We attended a wedding at the Thomas Center. There is plenty of parking, the grounds are well kept. The wedding was held in a small courtyard which was a perfect venue for this event. It was both shady and outside. There is a small balcony...More

Thank Ward D
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Management response:Responded March 1, 2017

Wonderful! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Turtle Court ceremony. We also really appreciate you noticing our lovely grounds. Be sure to check back with us. There are lots of public events here too!

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Reviewed January 20, 2017 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...More

Thank David C
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Management response:Responded January 24, 2017

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...More

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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...More

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Management response:Responded December 14, 2016

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...More

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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...More

Thank Shelby M
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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...More

Thank Alex C
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Management response:Responded September 28, 2016

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...More

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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.

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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
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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...More

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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
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