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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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Informative tour to a step back in history

Anything to do with history and i am there. Tour guide was very informative, friendly, and joked with us. We walked the entire grounds stopping to take pictures. Loved seeing a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Opp, Alabama
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Opp, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Anything to do with history and i am there. Tour guide was very informative, friendly, and joked with us. We walked the entire grounds stopping to take pictures. Loved seeing a replica of the 3 three soilders over looking the Vietnam wall, with the description.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

While the home is interesting and a wonderfully well preserved window into the past, the whole reason to go is to interact with the Park ranger who has done an incredible amount of research on the Orman family and their businesses. If you are anywhere near Apalachicola, you must stop here. A highlight.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The state park tour guide was extremely friendly, informative and entertaining. There is some beautiful furniture and artifacts from the time of the Civil War. If you are interested in history, this visit to Orman House in worth your while.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

interesting history of home and the area. The Orman family history was very educational. The park ranger was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

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North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It was a treat to do a self-guided tour of this house... $2.00 buys you a little time in another "yesterday" and worth every penny and more. Worth the time to take this stroll in the house and grounds as well as the Vietnam Memorial Statue on the grounds.

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Memphis
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Less than 2 hours from Rosemary Beach is this darling town, Apalachicola. We spent an afternoon walking the small downtown area and ended our afternoon at the Orman House Historic Park. The home is a few blocks from downtown and easy to find. The tour is well worth the $2 charge and made so because of the very intelligent and... More 

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Kalamazoo
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Spent a fascinating time at this historic home, brought to life by Mike,the only park ranger on site. he does it all: tours, preservation, repairs. The house is adjacent to the botanical gardens that I assume are fantastic in the right season (February is not prime). He warmly greets you,mmthen begins to explain the history of the home,the residents, and... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The best part of the Orman House is Ranger Mike. Ask Ranger Mike if he's the Apalachicola Angle that cane from Danielle Illinois. You'll learn about a great guy, Mike, and he'll share a lot of history that you were unaware of.... tell him that Kerry sent you.

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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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