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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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Ranger Mike

We were lucky enough to meet the Ranger, Mike, who was instrumental in the restoration. His passion was inspiring...xo

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Seaside Park, New Jersey
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92 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to meet the Ranger, Mike, who was instrumental in the restoration. His passion was inspiring...xo

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy the history of the family and the botanical garden on the grounds. The furniture and furnishings are all of the era.

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Thank Dave N
Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This can be a guided tour or 'on your own' tour. I was given a write-up of the different rooms and the history, so going on my own was fine. The ranger was pleasant and knowledgeable. I enjoyed sitting on the stairs and talking with him.

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Thank ShirleyMaine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a state historical park near the Apalachicola river with a lovely old home from the mid 1800s, a botanical garden and veterans statue. The home is full of period furniture, family photos, clothing and exhibits. The dining room table is set with family china and crystal, including salt cellars at each place. The owner's office has many historical... More 

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Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in here by accident and were welcomed by Ranger Mike to come in and join his tour. He was very enthusiastic about this place and had so may details to share. The place is huge and full of pieces of history. Sad part of the past but needs to be told. Definetely worth the $2.00 entry fee. The steps... More 

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Traverse City, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ranger Mike did his usual great job explaining about the history and culture of the Ormans. He is a wealth of knowledge and tells his tale with spunk. he made sure all our questions were answered and even took a photo of us on the front porch. Very cool house and the restoration is amazing!

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Sanford, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an unexpected surprise in Appalach. Great circa mid 1800's home on the Appalachicola River. Floridians forget that at one time this area was once one of the most important shipping ports in Gulf of Mexico. This restoration is well done and still a work in progress.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 509 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The third port after Mobil and New Orleans is not much today. Compared to the antebellum homes of other southern cities this house is rather simple. It is always interesting to find out the stories of rag to riches. Ranger in charge of the house is very involved and proud of his charge. Not much to do in town so... More 

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Iowa
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We live in the area but had never visited the Orman house until recently and we were VERY impressed by the house and the guide's knowledge and enthusiasm for the history of the home and area. Plus, there's plenty of artifacts and furnishings from the original Orman family that have been recovered and placed lovingly back in their original locations.... More 

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UK
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136 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We were warmly greeted by the guide who explained the history of the house to us then left us to wander round. Such an enthusiast. It has lots of historical things to look at and I was particularly interested in the old dresses and family photos. In the back garden is the old but where the house slaves would have... More 

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