Last updated: 4/15/2021
Gainesville, Florida
Street Address
302 N.E. 6th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32602
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 490, Station 30
Gainesville, FL 32602
Monday, Wednesday - Friday8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday8 AM - 7 PM
Saturday1 PM - 4 PM
Closed Sundays and holidays.
Free and open to the public; please call ahead to schedule group tours.
Museum Type(s)
Russell Etling, Cultural Affairs Manager

Owned and operated by the City of Gainesville's Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, the historic William Reuben Thomas Center is a beautifully restored Mediterranean Revival-style building that was once a private home, then a hotel. Currently the Thomas Center serves as an arts and cultural resource for Gainesville and Alachua County. The Thomas Center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and contains art galleries, 1920's period rooms, local history exhibits, performance space, banquet rooms, and meeting rooms. The Thomas Center is surrounded by the lovely Thomas Center Gardens and the Grace and Sidney Knight Children's Theatre. The Center is the site of a variety of art exhibits, performances and musical events. The Thomas Center is located at 302 NE 6th Ave.


The mission of the Thomas Center Galleries is to promote awareness and advancement of the visual arts through wide-ranging exhibitions and quality-related community programs.




Wheelchair Accessible



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