The cultural heart of North Central Florida
A place for memories...
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A place of history...
An intimate concert venue...
Welcome to the Historic Thomas Center
Mission Statement: We create meaningful experiences and a feeling of connection and belonging for all through exceptional programs and services with well-maintained parks, public places, natural resources, and historic sites.
What was once a private residence and hotel is now a cultural events center for the community and surrounding areas of Gainesville, Florida. This Mediterranean Revival-style building is the settling for contemporary art exhibitions multiple restored period rooms and numerous historical exhibits. Its meeting rooms and performance spaces have become sought-after venues for weddings, conferences, and social events. The Thomas Center provides a versatile space that contributes to the cultural, civic and social life of Gainesville.
The Thomas Center is available for bookings for events with limited attendance.