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Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village

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Address: 2491 Babb Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746
Phone Number: +1 407-396-8644
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Description: History meets nature at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek Regional...
History meets nature at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek Regional Park! Step back in time as you tour the fully-restored dwellings of some of Osceola County's earliest settlers, furnished to depict lifestyles in the late 19th century. Visit our Seminole Settlement to see how Florida's natives lived off the land. Explore our hiking, biking and paddling trails to get in touch with Florida's nature on the Headwaters of the Everglades. Visiting Central Florida? Don't miss the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum! Journey through Osceola County's natural history as you crawl through a gopher tortoise burrow and climb into a life-sized eagle's nest. Venture through interactive exhibits that tell the stories of Osceola County's earliest industries including citrus farming, cattle ranching, and tourism. After you learn about Osceola County's past, explore what its present has to offer with information about local restaurants and hotspots, as well as discounted tickets to local attractions.
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Educational Self-Guided Tour

I happened upon the village one morning. For the $7.00, I had access to the entire village site. The staff person gave me a quick informational rundown of the village before... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I happened upon the village one morning. For the $7.00, I had access to the entire village site. The staff person gave me a quick informational rundown of the village before letting me roam around on my own. Each building was unique and you were able to walk up to the doors but unable to enter the buildings. Doors were... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We visited the village after stopping at the Osceola County Welcome Center (and museum) - another hidden gem! It was almost closing time and cold and drizzling out but we were warmly welcomed by the young gal (blonde-haired, assistant manager?) and were taken on a tour of all of the buildings - including inside! (You can also walk around at... More 

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Jennifer D, Public Relations Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed both the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek and the Welcome Center & History Museum. More 

North Port, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Was a fun place to visit and the weather was beautiful! We opted for a self guided tour as I am a history teacher but I'm sure the guide had lots to offer.

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Jennifer D, Public Relations Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the positive review! If you haven't already please visit the Welcome Center and History Museum as well! More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you have a thirst for knowledge of how the Pioneers lived the Historical Society has built this village to show just that. Again well worth a visit.

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Jennifer D, Public Relations Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek. If you haven't already please visit the Welcome Center & History Museum too! More 

Calgary, Canada
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

In a few years, this historical village might be worth the admission price currently being charged but not at this point in time. There are only a few buildings on the site and not all of those are original. There are a number of information signs in front of empty spaces where future reproduction buildings are going to be placed... More 

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Jennifer D, Public Relations Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting our Pioneer Village! We appreciate your feedback about the buildings at our location. Visitors can see three authentic homes from the time period, with historically accurate furnishings, an original citrus packing plant, a revitalized period cattle ranch barn and sugar cane grinder, and replicated Seminole chickees, cow hunter camp, and blacksmith shop. In addition... More 

Melbourne, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The Osceola County Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek in Kissimmee, is located a mile or so west of the Osceola County Visitor Center. The old Village gives one an idea what life was like in central Florida during the late 19th century. The Village features furnished pioneer homes, historic buildings, a Seminole encampment, and a pioneer "Cow" Camp.

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Jennifer D, Public Relations Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate your positive feedback. More 

Kissimmee, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Been watching this from the beginning. It started out looking really old and interesting. But for some reason they went and painted everything white and that took away from the pioneer charm of it all. To bad it went from awesome old pioneer to a bunch of white buildings. That was kind of sad to see. Im sure the insides... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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34 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The Pioneer Village, a work in progress, gave us a look at the history of the area from 1890-1920. The volunteer in the office was very knowledgeable. The homes and outbuildings have time period furnishings. They have recently been moved here and have been renovated/repaired. More buildings are being planned for. The landscaping has just begun, so the only shade... More 

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Winter Haven
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47 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I discovered this place on trip advisor and having a spare afternoon and nice weather and what I thought was a free trip decided to go. I am interested in looking at historical buildings especially in Florida and having been to a couple of historical villages I was expecting the same type of thing, The village has recently moved from... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The history of central Florida was based on the indian culture named Seminoles ( Seminola) those names are used in theses days because we have in Florida a relationship with indian culture. You can enjoy a sweet enviroment with manners and you can visit their booths showing the culture of the Old Kisiimmee like the train, the typical wildlife animals... More 

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