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Pebble Hill Plantation, Thomasville

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Pebble Hill Plantation is a plantation and museum located near Thomasville, Georgia. The plantation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.HistoryThe plantation was established in the 1820s, when Thomas Jefferson Johnson built the first house. After his death, the plantation was inherited by his daughter, Julia Ann, and her husband, John H. Mitchell. They hired English architect John Wind to design a new mansion. They grew cotton, tobacco and rice.The plantation was purchased by Thomas Melville Hanna in 1896. It was passed on to his daughter Kate in 1901, who turned it into a hunting estate. After the main house burned down in 1934, architect Abram Garfield designed the new mansion, completed in 1936. After Kate's death, the plantation was inherited by her daughter, Elizabeth "Pansy" Ireland.Through the Pebble Peach Foundation endowed by Pansy Ireland, the plantation is open to the public.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Epic display of the wealthy lifestyle. Even the cows and horses lived in luxury. Our guide Ann, very knowledgeable.  more »
  • beautiful plantation with a rich history. Staff does a great job of getting you to feel what life was like when the plantation was working. It is also easy to explore without staff and beautful to see...  more »
  • Wonderful and interesting place to visit. Gives you a peek into history and wealth! Oh! To have a summer home like this!!  more »
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  • Pretty area. Nice to walk around and explore the grounds. Besides the main house, there are lots of little buildings to see.
  • Went to a wedding here. The place is a beautiful page out of history.
  • Beautiful place at only 10 minutes drive from downtown Thomasville. Great for a nice and relaxing stroll.
  • Beautiful grounds, great tour, knowledgeable guide and even an art show on the 2nd floor
  • It's a walk back in time to another era. A beautiful place!