Plantation Trace / Thomasville

The Big Oak and Big Oak Cam

124 E. Monroe St.
Corner Monroe St. and Crawford St.
Thomasville, GA 31792

229-228-7977 | 866-577-3600
  • The Big Oak of Thomasville

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  • The Big Oak with the spring roses.

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  • Resurrection Fern grows on The Big Oak's limbs, but does not hurt the tree.

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  • Have a keepsake picture taken by THE BIG OAK CAM!

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  • The Gazebo at The Big Oak is a scenic spot for a picnic!

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  • The Big Oak's limb span is over 165 feet!

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For many years, the Big Oak Tree of Thomasville has stood as one of the show spots of the city and one of the marvels of benevolent nature. Even President Eisenhower visited this historic landmark while a guest in Thomasville and was so impressed he photographed it himself! 

One of the largest Southern Live Oak trees (Quercus virginiana) east of the Mississippi, the Big Oak (c. 1680) has a limb span of over 165 feet, a trunk circumference just over 26.5 feet and reaches 68 feet in height. Thomasville's Big Oak was one of the earliest members of the National Live Oak Society, registered in 1936 as the 49th member. 

The Big Oak is located in Elizabeth Ireland Poe Park, where you can enjoy the tree in all its glory from a quiet little gazebo. You can also have your picture taken beside the Big Oak by the Big Oak Cam!  Click here to learn how!

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 6:00AM - 8:00PM
    Monday: 6:00AM - 8:00PM
    Tuesday: 6:00AM - 8:00PM
    Wednesday: 6:00AM - 8:00PM
    Thursday: 6:00AM - 8:00PM
    Friday: 6:00AM - 8:00PM
    Saturday: 6:00AM - 8:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Free $0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Picnic Shelter, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Free Admission , Open Year 'Round

    Near Interstate Highway

    10, 75

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages