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Orman House Historic State Park

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Address: 177 Fifth Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320
Phone Number: (850) 653-1209
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Self guided tour

The house was very nice. The tour is self guided, so we could spend as much time as we liked looking at each room. You're given a brochure about the history of the area and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
SRustin
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Crestview, Florida
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Crestview, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The house was very nice. The tour is self guided, so we could spend as much time as we liked looking at each room. You're given a brochure about the history of the area and the home. I didn't like that because I was too busy looking at everything to read about it. I would have liked it better if... More 

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McCall, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I visited the Orman House on November 9th and very much enjoyed the step back in time! The ranger, Jude, was absolutely wonderful! She was friendly and full of knowledge with just the right amount of presence. The house was very clean and it was set up nicely. I really liked the back bedroom - just charming. I'd definitely recommend... More 

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tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The tour was full of interesting information and the house had a lot of the original belongings which is great. The people giving the tour were very friendly and knowledgeable. The setting was pretty and very easy to find. The price was very inexpensive.

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fla.
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Money and war come alive in this beautiful greek revial home. We loved the guide and the history. Don't miss the cute warnings on the off limits spots. Take time to read in the study and to imagine the view from the porch to the river..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The enthusiastic guide was very informative - property is well maintained and reflected the bygone era -

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Mike, the park ranger, is a wealth of knowledge and information! I highly recommend taking some time to visit the Orman House and the gardens. Take some time to learn about the history of Apalachicola and its role in the 19th century south prior to the Civil War and the blockade of the ports. Mike is fantastic and an excellent... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Take the guided tour, a fee, but worth it unless you have a large group (then negotiate). I remember this house was an overgrown, falling in haunted looking place in the 1970s, hardly visible from the road. So glad it was purchased by the state so everyone can actually go inside it now. Tons of money went into restoration, so... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Well preserved old home and the herb garden was tempting to snip! But alas - we did not. Add to your list of tours if doing a day in Ap!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We love to travel and research the history of the area of where we travel. This attraction was not disappointing. Much to see and observe. The tour guide was pleasant and knowledgeable.

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Shalimar
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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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