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Address: 128 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL

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Sara was a delight!

Apalachicola is definitely worth a visit...we only had one day, and so much to see had to pick one "museum" type, picked the Raney House and could not have been better...please... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Apalachicola is definitely worth a visit...we only had one day, and so much to see had to pick one "museum" type, picked the Raney House and could not have been better...please look at the other reviews on tripadvisor as so many go into so much detail...and all is correct! A very easy way to learn so much about the history... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Apalachicola is a friendly place full of general history of Florida-life 200 years ago. The Raney House gives a historian-buff a closer look at the Raney family's life and better detail of how a wealthy floridian would've lived all those years ago. The place is well organized and the docent, Sara, gives a clear description of everything in the house.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Sara, the docent, knows her history and the area has a fascinating one. She answered all our questions and then let us roam through the beautifully restored house at our leisure. Thank you Sara.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great place. I believe Sarah gave us the tour, who was great a curator and nice to talk with after the tour. I never heard of Apalachicola before, but after learning more during the tour of the well preserved Raney home I will never forget.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Very interesting and the lady was lovely and really enjoyed what she did . She was very informative and knowledgable

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Upstate New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This house museum is owned by the City of Apalachicola and staffed by very knowledgeable and pleasant volunteers. It is open most afternoons. A Greek Revival house built in 1838 with a Southern touch harkens from the days when Apalachicola was a major cotton port, shipping cotton to New York and New England. The Raney family hailed from Virginia where... More 

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Pemberville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

If you like antiques and beautiful old homes, this place is a must see. It has been loving kept up and the tour guides were very knowledgeable about the home and the history of the area.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Having wintered in the Apalachicola area the past four years, decided we should check out some of the local historical sites. Linda and Sarah so very knowledgeable about the Raney House, but also share so much about the history of this area of Florida. Interesting how Apalachicola became a cotton exporting port. How the railroad impacted the area. How the... More 

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Crestview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was one of the best parts of our trip to Appalachicola. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable of the house and the family and their descendents. Very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Gives a great feel for the history of this area. Worth the stop. The tour guide knew everything - but did not go on and on...gave just what information was needed.

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