Plantation Trace / Thomasville

Jack Hadley Black History Museum

214 Alexander St.
Thomasville, GA 31792

  • Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper - 1st Black American Graduate of U.S. Military Academy at West Point

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  • Gravesite of Lt. Flipper and family members.

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The Jack Hadley Black History Museum opened in 2006 with a collection of thousands of artifacts documenting the history, struggles and astounding achievements of African-Americans locally and nationally.  

The collections include exhibits on slavery, the black military experience, life on plantations, black women achievers, civil rights and much more. Among the exhibits, you will find one dedicated to the amazing Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper, Buffalo Soldier. Lt. Flipper, was born a slave in Thomasville in 1856 and against all odds became the first black graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1877. 

The Black History Museum also offers the Black Heritage Trail Guided Tour Booklet. This is a self-guided tour or step-on tour for groups covering 68 sites significant in the history of Thomasville's black community.   

Visit for more information. Groups welcome.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:00AM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $5

    Students (including college) $3

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available


    Near Interstate Highway



    Special Tags

    Civil Rights

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages