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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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Day Trip from Rosemary Beach

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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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 NEW

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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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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26 helpful votes 26 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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tampa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The tour was full of interesting information and the house had a lot of the original belongings which is great. The people giving the tour were very friendly and knowledgeable. The setting was pretty and very easy to find. The price was very inexpensive.

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fla.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Money and war come alive in this beautiful greek revial home. We loved the guide and the history. Don't miss the cute warnings on the off limits spots. Take time to read in the study and to imagine the view from the porch to the river..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The enthusiastic guide was very informative - property is well maintained and reflected the bygone era -

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Mike, the park ranger, is a wealth of knowledge and information! I highly recommend taking some time to visit the Orman House and the gardens. Take some time to learn about the history of Apalachicola and its role in the 19th century south prior to the Civil War and the blockade of the ports. Mike is fantastic and an excellent... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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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