Lapham-Patterson House Tours & Hours

The Lapham-Patterson House is open to the public for guided tours:

Fridays: 1PM-4PM

Saturdays: 10AM-4PM

$5 for adults, $1 for children. 

Cash, Check, & Credit Cards Accepted!

Please call 229-226-7664 for groups of 10 or more.


626 North Dawson Street, Thomasville, Georgia

Upcoming Programs:

March 12, 2016, 10am-Noon

Make History at Smithsonian Museum Day Live! 

The Lapham-Patterson House is celebrating a special Museum Day Live! on Saturday March 12, 2016 from 10am-Noon with a Make History! event.   Guests of all ages are invited to join us in exploring the women of the Lapham-Patterson House through special activities as part of our Make History! series.  This special Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! celebrates Women’s History Month and invites the public to explore our shared heritage and the contributions of women to our community.

Guided tours of the Lapham-Patterson House will also be available on the hour from 1pm to 4pm.

Guests must present a physical Museum Day Live! ticket or show the digital version on their device to receive free admission.


March 22, 2016, 7:30pm

Thomas County Historical Society Spring Lecture Series

All Lectures located at the Museum of History, 725 N. Dawson St.

Presented by Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr., this program will feature the story of the research and publication of The Lapham-Patterson House: A National Historic Landmark, Thomasville, Georgia. Thomas, a former historian for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, will present “The Lapham-Patterson House: Reflections on Thomasville’s Most Whimsical House,” sharing fascinating anecdotes and discoveries made during his extensive research into the history of the home and the families who lived there.


It’s the big, yellow, funny-looking house that you’ll gawk at as you drive by
"The 'ol Spooky Patterson House"

“The ol’ Spooky Patterson House”