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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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Panama City Beach, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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102 reviews 102 reviews
53 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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