Duration: 2-2.5 hours
Location: The tour takes place in Downtown Thomasville
At least 1 adult per tour
Please contact Debra Smith to set up a tour. Tours are offered Wednesday-Friday . A starting time will be discussed when the tour is set up.
Makes Georgia History an experience
Pizza at the midway point.
Georgia Cookie at the end of the tour!
Class picture at the Big Oak
Get to go on a quail hunt through Downtown
Guest will be greeted in the courtyard of the Gift Shop. We will stroll though the downtown area learning the Victorian history of Thomasville. We also start our quail hunt finding quail hidden throughout town. We will make stops at Sweetgrass Dairy, learn how cheese is made and have a few samples. The group will then walk to a local church and see the Tiffany stain glass windows. Our walk continues to Moonspin Pizza, while learning a little more of the history of Thomasville. Pizza is lunch! Then, we head to The Big Oak, one of the oldest live oak east of the Mississippi. There, we get a group picture by the by the Big Oak Cam. Then we head back to town, learning a little more of the unique history of Thomasville, and hunting more quail. We end at the Bookshelf, where we get out dessert …our Georgia cookie!
SweetGrass Dairy Cheese Shop
Students will learn how the farm raises their cows, make their cheeses, and will receive a couple of samples of the cheeses.
Not your ordinary pizza stop...pizza on a sour dough crust from a starter that is 200 years old. Everyone loves pizza for lunch!
Bookshelf with Marie's Kakes
The tour ends with a cookie from a local baker that makes cookies in the shape of Georgia and a heart marking the location of Thomasville. Beautiful and delicious cookies!
Tours will meet in the courtyard of The Visitor's Center, 144 E. Jackson St.Get Directions
Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs. The only restriction we can’t not accommodate 100% is gluten-free.
Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at all selected food-tasting locations.
The tours are held rain or shine, . In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. We also provide umbrellas in case of sudden weather changes or if you do not have your own umbrella. However, we advise to check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately.
If severe weather comes up, (tropical storms, tornadoes, severe cold weather, etc.), I will call an reschedule your tour.
First, bring an appetite! We will be eating wonderful food!
You should bring with you a camera. When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a lightweight pair of sunglasses. During the cooler seasons it’s important to wear and an extra layer of clothing and consider bringing gloves and a scarf. Please wear comfortable shoes. If it looks like rain we can provide you with a umbrellas.
We do provide cold water at the beginning of the tour. The water bottle will be refilled at each of the restaurants.
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I would recommend this trip to other students because you learn a lot of history, some interesting stories and have fun. The guides are very informative. The samples of cheeses and pizza are good. The history of the buildings are cool. The live oak is interesting.
Emmett P. 4th grade, SGA
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