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The Raney House Museum

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Address: 128 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL

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So much history!

I live fairly close to Apalachicola and have never done the historical sites, so one weekend my husband and I played tourist, and I'm so glad we did! I knew Apalachicola was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

I live fairly close to Apalachicola and have never done the historical sites, so one weekend my husband and I played tourist, and I'm so glad we did! I knew Apalachicola was a historical town, but the history of the homes here is amazing. We toured the Raney house and Ms Sara was our tour guide! She was FABULOUS! She... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Our docent has written a book on this family and house. Gives a good glimpse into the times and history. Free (donation jar at entrance). Worth 30 mins.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

So glad we toured this old, historical home. The docent gave us an in depth description of the owners and the furnishings. Learned about early Florida history and the various Indian tribes, etc. The home is air-conditioned which makes it very comfortable to walk around. Worth seeing.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My husband and I visited the Raney House May 2014. We were the only visitors at the time we went. The guide was very knowledgeable and spent lots of time going into detail about events with us. If you love historical sites this is definitely one to visit. I would love to go back again this year with my in... More 

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

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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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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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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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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Address: Address: 128 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola

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