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The Raney House Museum

128 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Apalachicola
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Dec 6, 2013
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Cairo, Georgia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The tour was very informative about one of Apalachicola's famous residents and his house. The guides did a great job explaining the history of the house and answering questions. They have some truly priceless artifacts in the house (furniture, confederate currency, clothing) that are worth taking the tour to see. The tour was free but they did ask for a... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

So much historic details. The woman that show us the home was very informative and friendly. This was one of the highlights of our trip.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Classic architecture and an interesting history. The docent was very well informed on the history of the family and of the area's roll during the civil war. Many of the families personal belongings were brought back to the home for others to enjoy.

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Montara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Meticulously preserved and presented. Period fixtures, furnishings, wall hangings, maps, etc. galore. Genteel docent Sara gave an informative tour with big doses of Southern hospitality. Just off Apalach's main intersection, easy parking. Thankfully, for an 1830s home, one concession to modernity: an excellent air conditioning system.

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Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The house was closing as we arrived. There was another group of about 6 from NY as well. The docent opened the house and gave us a tour anyway. It was so nice of her to share this beautiful historic home with visitors....even at the end of her shift. I would recommend this. Well done!

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We were surprised that so few stores in town were open on Labor Day weekend, but we were delighted to find this gem of a museum! The docent was full of information about the house and the town, and was able to fully answer every question. We loved the "technology" of the time period, particularly the strategy for warming the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The ladies at the Raney House are a wealth of historic knowledge. I had had no idea of the role of the Florida panhandle in the cotten industry in the 1800's. The house, itself, is well preserved and well appointed with period furnishings. Well worth the time.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

You can't come to Apalachicola and not visit these old houses. The Raney House takes about 30 minutes for a guided tour by one of the knowledgeable docents. We learned a lot about the civil war, Florida in the 1800's and the Raney Family. Visits are by donations and all donations go to the upkeep of the house since the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

very cool little weird because its been over three ownser and still no pluming she says the guess the dont want to payfor it its so funny but a good house if needed to go to the bathroom there is a little out house in the kitchen

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

A beautiful old home that survived the civil war. The heart of pine floors are just gorgeous!The house is filled with antiques. The tour guide was so very knowledgeable and answered our 4th grader's numerous questions. Beautiful home with great history. Plan to spend about an hour here. We were walking in town and decided to stop. What a good... More

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