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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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Historical home a must see in Apalachicola

This home was one of the first substantial homes in Apalachicola. The original owner was a entrepreneur and established one of the original warehousing operations for cotton... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Summerfield, Florida

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Summerfield, Florida
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This home was one of the first substantial homes in Apalachicola. The original owner was a entrepreneur and established one of the original warehousing operations for cotton. His son was an officer in the Civil War and fought in many of the worst battles. His son went on to become a State Legislator after the war. Much of the furniture... More 

Carbondale
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was by far the most interesting of the historic sites and museums we visited in Apalachicola. Ranger Kennett was obviously passionate about his job and seemed to possess an infinite amount of knowledge about the Ormond family history and that of Apalachicola.

Apalachicola, Florida
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a classic pre-Civil War house. The lumber and millwork was done in the north (Philadelphia, I think) and sent down by ship for construction. A very interesting look at what life was like in Apalachicola back then. The house and grounds are beautiful, with many period pieces of furniture. It is right near the Three Serviceman Vietnam Vets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We loved the tour of this house! It was a wonderful step back in time and our tour guide was so informative. This was a fun tour after a morning at the beach. We will definetly be going back for another visit when we return to St. George Island next year.

Piqua, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The house and grounds were beautiful. The guide was very informative and told us a lot about Apalachicola that we didn't know.

Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We went here on our last day of vacation and I am so glad that we did! the tour guide was AWESOME!! he was so knowledgeable about the house and the family/town history. a must try if you are in the area!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Orman House is a Florida park service property that transports visitors to antebellum Florida. Tour fee was $2 and was worth $10. Be sure to time your arrival to get a guided tour from the ranger. There is much detail about the families and the house that you would miss with the self-guided tour. A small garden is adjacent.

Salt Lake City, Utah
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60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Three Soldiers memorial statue and park are adjacent. Worth the hour you'll take to visit park and Orman House

Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The Orman House built by Thomas Orman in 1838 is filled with period furnishings, some house originals, copies of letters, slave evaluation sheets and much more. It’s built on a ‘bluff’ (or at least higher than other surrounding buildings) and looks out over the Apalachicola River Bay. True Southern charm in every room and well worth the time to explore... More 

Maplewood, New Jersey
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The park ranger who keeps the grounds and the house very neat and gives tours of the house is such a pleasant gentleman. He is very knowledgeable, he knows a lot about the history of the family and the town and even the knick knacks in the house. Also, the botanical gardens are nice to walk thru.

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