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Orman House Historic State Park

177 Fifth Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320
(850) 653-1209
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Apalachicola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Panama City, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

What a tour! I was blown away with the tour and the Ranger who knew so much. He is fabulous at his job and you can tell he really loves this house. My husband and I felt like we stepped back in time as we went through the tour. How can you not love the history of this sweet town.... More

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SW Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Excellent house museum with very personable Mike the Ranger tours. Orman was one of the city’s first real entrepreneurs and built a lovely home that has been carefully returned to a representation of how the Ormans used it. Many family pieces and possessions in residence. Full run of the house allowed to guests. Very well done, instructive, and entertaining, all... More

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Ocala, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
12 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

There is a nice park to walk around on the grounds, but unfortunately at the time of our visit, the flowers were not in bloom yet.

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