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The Raney House Museum

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Address: 128 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL
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Our Docent wrote the book!

Our tour guide is a natural and devoted historian and storyteller. The tour and house were succinct and gave a good sense of the original condition of the house and lives of its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
D M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our tour guide is a natural and devoted historian and storyteller. The tour and house were succinct and gave a good sense of the original condition of the house and lives of its inhabitants therein, as well as local life in Apalachicola's early years. Not only has the house been wonderfully restored, we were welcomed into every space, which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

We're old house tour nerds, and this was one of the best ones we've had. The docent was as knowledgeable as they come. And the tour was FREE (you can donate)!! If you get to Apalach, don't miss this place.

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Enid, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this early 1800s house. The docent that led our tour did a great job teaching us about life during this period. They've done a wonderful job staging it with period pieces, some are from the Raney family. Free with donations.

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1 Thank RetiredTravelsEnid
Orange Beach, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We were interested in the history of the area so this place was ideal. The guide told us about much more than the history of the house itself.

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1 Thank George G
Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Our visit to the Raney House was very interesting. Our docent had written a book about the house and family. She was extremely well informed and had interesting facts in each room. We enjoyed learning about the history of the area and of this family. We could highly recommend this museum.

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St. Augustine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The docents here were very informative and we learned a lot about the history of house and the area.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Great for anyone who loves history. It's free to get in but they do take donations. Sara was a wonderful docent who gave us a tour of the house while telling the wonderful history behind the family. Many of the pieces in the house are original and date back to the 1800s. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Apalachicola.

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Hinckley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit if in the area. Sara, the tour guide, is amongst the most knowledgable I have ever encountered - her enthusiasm for the family and property is tangible!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This was a very interesting antebellum home. The docent was knowledgeable and pleasant. Several original pieces of furniture are in place. Some period clothing, handwork, and artifacts were on display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Our docent was so interesting that we purchased her book. This tour provided a great overview of thIs area and its industry and daily life.

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