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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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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.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 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

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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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 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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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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Wauwatosa, WI
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We read that tours were given at designated times and arrived at a stated time. We were greated by Park Ranger Mike who gave us a brief introduction to the house and a sheet of paper with more information and were told to proceed at our own pace. Ranger Mike was available for questions and the information about the family... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Historic house in Apalachicola old town. Went to "get off the beach". Ranger Mike, who manages the house and park is awesome: super knowledgeable, friendly, and willing to answer all questions. House has an interesting past, and gives you a glimpse of what the town was in its heyday. Family loved it. Great excursion if you are in the area.

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St. Catharines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great guide on site, the house is run by the state of Florida. We preferred to do a self-guided tour. This gracious antebellum home is full of family artifacts. One is transported into the past when Apalachicola was the third busiest port in the south.

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

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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