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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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Very very interesting. Start your visit at the Oscala Welcome Center as this has photographs of the families who lived in some of these homes. A very good insite on how early... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very very interesting. Start your visit at the Oscala Welcome Center as this has photographs of the families who lived in some of these homes. A very good insite on how early Floridians lived from indian homes and basic 2 room family homes, to the homes of rich Orange Ranchers. It is very hot here with little shade, visit early... More 

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Ocean City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This site and the Osceola Welcome Center around the corner on Rte 192 make a good 2 hour immersion into the hidden history and environment submerged in the tourist sprawl. The historic village is a work in progress and has several beautiful examples of late 19th/early 20th century Florida architecture. Spring for the tour if you have the time and... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A step back in time. Very interesting to hear about the early settlers, and what life must have been like for them. The cabins are furnished authentically. They are adding more all the time. Well worth a visit, and it's a cheap way to spend a morning or afternoon.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Nice rebuild of settler houses. Warning houses are not as old as sound as area was settled a lot more recently than other areas of state and country

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Wanting to not stray too far from our Orlando resort for the last day of our vacation, we decided to explore nearby Kissimmee. We looked up things to do here on TripAdvisor and decided that we'd give the Pioneer Village a shot. Glad we did!! We were given a great, back door (like literally, Al stood at the back door... More 

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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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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 

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Address: 2491 Babb Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746
Phone Number: +1 407-396-8644
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Kissimmee

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