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Thomas Center

302 NE 6th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5476
+1 352-393-8539
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Beautiful gardens and nice venue inside

I live near the Thomas Center, so I have enjoyed walking, sitting and relaxing in the gardens... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Helene H
via mobile
Beautiful setting

We just stumbled upon this beautiful historic home and park as we were driving through Gainesville... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
anne d
Clearwater, Florida
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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 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
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“spanish court” (3 reviews)
“hotel thomas” (3 reviews)
“wedding venue” (3 reviews)
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302 NE 6th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-5476
+1 352-393-8539
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I live near the Thomas Center, so I have enjoyed walking, sitting and relaxing in the gardens. However, recently I saw a film inside and it was really nice.More

Thank Helene H
Management response:Responded 4 October 2017

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed one of the films that were part of the Latino Film Festival. We were happy to be able to host several film screenings this year as part of that larger festival. Please feel free to visit...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017

We just stumbled upon this beautiful historic home and park as we were driving through Gainesville. Its an impressive home and hotel of Colonel Thomas and family. The old home is especially impressive, with heavy oak panelling and all rooms opening into a courtyard that...More

Thank anne d
Management response:Responded 20 September 2017

Thank you for your lovely review! We do have two art galleries and host many special events and a wonderful concert series too. We hope you'll visit us again next time you are passing through!

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

The Thomas Center is an incredibly beautiful venue! The grounds are perfectly manicured and the interior is well preserved. We especially liked that we could tour on our own by using our phones and hearing about each room by entering the corresponding number. This is...More

Thank acphifer
Management response:Responded 8 August 2017

Thank you so much! We are really happy that you enjoyed our cell phone tour of the property. We are one of Gainesville's best-kept secrets and many people don't realize they can learn a little local history here. . . for free! We hope you'll...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

The Hotel Thomas is one of my favorite places in Gainesville. It is free admission and has two small art galleries along with historic displays of rooms when Colonel Thomas lived there. The building has been preserved and has some stunning architecture if you explore...More

Thank Don N
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Luckily I live just 2 blocks from the beautiful Thomas Center and I take full advantage of the beautiful outdoor areas. My 10 year old son and I often bike or walk through the gardens, play 2 square, kickball, have picnics, and sit under the...More

Thank Susannah P
Management response:Responded 13 June 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are happy to be a part of the fabric of this community. I hope you'll take advantage of our two free art galleries and restored museum spaces inside as well!

Reviewed 1 March 2017

Love going to the Thomas Center (and I live here).The rotating art exhibits are outstanding, and both the building and grounds are beautiful.

Thank suzannek114
Management response:Responded 2 March 2017

We appreciate that so much! Many people tell us that they didn't realize we have art galleries with rotating exhibits. Thank you for spreading the word!

Reviewed 28 February 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!

Thank GatorGirl428
Management response:Responded 1 March 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.

Reviewed 24 February 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
Management response:Responded 1 March 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!

Reviewed 21 January 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
Management response:Responded 24 January 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

Reviewed 13 December 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

Thank StephanieKowacz
Management response:Responded 14 December 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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