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Orman House Historic State Park

177 Fifth Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320
(850) 653-1209
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Apalachicola
Type: Architectural Buildings
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SW Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is well worth the two dollar a head admission. The park ranger was very informative about the house, the town, and the history of the area. After the short tour, you are able to go explore the house on your own, even the attic.

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novelty, ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

our guide was very knowledgeable and history of the house and family came alive. price is reasonable and my wife and I enjoyed our time there a lot.

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central Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Really enjoyed our trip to the Orman House! We took the tour with the guide and he was really knowledgeable and fun. After the tour, we were allowed to roam the house and take pictures. The details in it for the time it was built are remarkable. Loved walking around the grounds and seeing the Vietnam Memorial statue in front... More

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Lady Lake, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

we were able to walk to most places to shop and eat also to church .it was very convient to all attractions.

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Mobile, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Be sure you take the guided tour. The ranger is full of information about the house and area and is very interesting in his presentation. It would be helpful to have a few more signs around town with directions to the house.

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Southern Minnesota
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The house is beautifully restored and provides a great glimpse into the history of the area. Ranger Mike's love of the house is evident in his presentation and the sharing of his knowledge of the house and area made this tour one of the best we took on our vacation. And at only $2 per person, one of the best... More

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shanghai
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76 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This is a small house which has been restored to some of it's former glory. They are gradually doing more to add to the experience. It's worth a visit if staying in the town.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Ranger Mike's enthusiasm & knowledge of the history of the house heightened the tour. We also had the pleasure of walk through the adjacent Chapman Botanical Garden with our dog. We were surprised that the state parks in Florida are so affordable. $2 per person is a steal.

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