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Address: 302 NE 6th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5476
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+1 352-393-8539
13:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 13:00 - 16:00

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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Wedding venue

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... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2016
Susan M
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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.

Thank Susan M
Merritt Island, Florida
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42 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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!

Thank SuzyGreenberg86
Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

1 Thank Demetria C
North Berwick, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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.

Thank Rhon473
Gainesville, Florida
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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!

Thank CLH6401
New Paltz, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 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 

1 Thank KDluvs2Travel
Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 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.

Thank lovestheocean121
Gainesville, Florida
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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

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

Thank Jules G
Gainesville, Florida
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162 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I have bartended at the Thomas Center many times. The staff that are there during the event are extremely nice and courteous. Very good at their job. The Thomas Center set up is historic with balcony's above the main room, the long gallery is a great place for the buffet and bar set up. The porch outside perfect for cocktail... More 

Thank Hollie S
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I cannot say enough about the Thomas Center. It is, simply, awesome. The grounds, the history, the staff... all wonderful!

Thank Rhonda B

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