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Address: 128 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL

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Great History Lesson of the Area

The Raney House has volumes of history. From the history of the area, to the owner of the house (David Greenway Raney) and his life in Apalachicola gives a step back in time to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The Raney House has volumes of history. From the history of the area, to the owner of the house (David Greenway Raney) and his life in Apalachicola gives a step back in time to the 1800’s. The house is furnished with period pieces, some owned by the Raney family, great maps and other interesting items. The lady we had as... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you like history and old houses, it is very pleasant to visit. Our guide was very knowledgable about the Raney family and the period that they lived in.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A visit into the early history of Apalachicola, Florida. An affluent local family that were influential business men in the early history of the town. Cotton and lumber were there fortunes and one of the son's served as an officer on a Confederate Ironclad ship in the Civil War. Our guide and local historian was very informative and engaging.

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

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

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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Portland Dorset
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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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