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Orman House Historic State Park

177 Fifth Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320
(850) 653-1209
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Shalimar
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A walk back in time to see the history of the area. A large Victorian home with period furniture formerly owned by a businessman and his family. The history of how he made his fortune and how he helped the economy of Apalachicola is interesting. The guide is to have to start you off and one can tour the home... More

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Atlanta, GA
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you're in the Apalachicola area, this tour is a must for understanding the history of the area. The park ranger was incredible -- not only did he share his involved research on the family and house to us, he made it interesting for the kids in our group as well. You can take the guided tour on the hour... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Park Ranger is a walking history of what was Apalachicola. The stories he told were unforgettable

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Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

For only $2 a person, the Orman House tour is a must. We want after eating the oysters in town -- another must -- and were really pleased. The park ranger was charming and one would think a distant relative of the Ormans themselves based in his knowledge and enthusiasm. The dresses were authentic as was most of the furniture... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The grounds are amazing, beautiful and enchanting. The house was not open, might've been our timing.

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Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Husband and I loved this house. We arrived in the morning and as soon as we walked into the house we were greeted by a friendly park ranger who was more then thrilled to give us a tour. I was amazed at all the beautiful antique furniture and pieces that were original to the house. Learned a lot about the... More

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Elkridge
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

If you enjoy stories and some history not usually taught in school, you'll like this tour. The park ranger on duty was enthusiastic and somewhat passionate about sharing facts and some folklore about the Orman's and the culture from the 1800's. As you walk around this lovely town take an hour or so to stop at the Orman House for... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We had seen the good TripAdvisor reviews and decided to tour the Orman House. The house is fascinating and Mike, the tour guide, brings it all to life in an exciting way. It was an hour well spent and you get a good overview of the history of Apalachicola during the tour.

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Abbeville, South Carolina
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

After reading the other reviews I was excited to visit because I love hearing a good guide relate the history. Unfortunately we were told the Ranger that "knows everything about the house" was off digging a ditch in the gardens so the lady who usually is in the gardens was our "guide". She gave us a printout it information about... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

A very well informed park ranger gave us a nice tour of this period house and much insight into the history of Apalachacola.

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