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The Raney House Museum

Address: 128 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL
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Portland Dorset
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Iowa
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3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

Our tourguide was so knowledgeable. Not only did she know about the house and family she knew flordia history. Worth the stop.

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Iowa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

History buffs and folks interested in restored architecture of the antebellum period will delight in a tour of the Raney House Museum in Apalachicola, Florida. Built in 1838, this beautifully restored home is worth a visit. Plus, house guide, Sara McFerrin who has written a book about the home, gives a wonderful tour. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our... More 

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100 MILE HOUSE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Sara, who has written a book about the Raneys is a fount of information about: the home, the health of the populace during the time the Raneys lived in their home, the culture of the local community, the civil war as it affected Apalachicola and the local restaurants. We enjoyed our tour through the home and were interested in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised to walk in from our little stroll around Apalachicola and be immediately welcomed and taken on a tour of this lovely historic home. Definitely worth a visit, especially for anyone interested in "hands-on" kind of history. Sara is an excellent story teller.

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