Pebble Hill Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia, will reopen its grounds to the public beginning Tuesday, June 2, 2020. With the safety of its visitors and staff as the top priority, new and enhanced safety and cleaning protocols have been established.
Visitors purchase their grounds admission tickets in the Visitors’ Center upon arrival. Utilizing the provided map guide, guests can take a self-guided walking tour of the grounds and outbuildings to learn more about the history of the property. For those just wanting a place to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings, guests can wander at their leisure. With over 70 acres of grounds, visitors have the chance to enjoy the beauty of the property while easily practicing social distancing. Individual activity sheets are available in the Visitors’ Center for those wanting to try their hand at the nature scavenger hunt or the Pebble Hill grounds trivia search.
The grounds are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5.50 for adults, $2 for children 2-12 yrs., and children under 2 yrs. are admitted at no charge. Please note that the main house remains closed at this time.
Pebble Hill Plantation was developed into a prime 20th century shooting plantation by the Hanna family of Cleveland, Ohio. Elisabeth (Pansy) Ireland Poe, a Hanna granddaughter and the last family member to own the property, willed that the plantation become a museum at her death. Enjoyed as a winter shooting estate by the Hannas, the property includes numerous outbuildings, gardens, and open spaces. The oldest building on the property today is the 1901 Log Cabin School where Mrs. Poe and her brother were tutored during the family’s vacations south. Pebble Hill has been open to the public since 1983 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
For more information on Pebble Hill’s reopening plan and recommended information for visitors, please visit www.pebblehill.com or call 229-226-2344. And please connect with Pebble Hill on Facebook and Instagram through @pebblehillplantation and #pebblehillplantation.