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The Orange County Regional History Center

Address: 65 East Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801 (Central Business District)
Phone Number: 407 836 8500
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Ranked #43 of 112 Attractions in Orlando
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a restored...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a restored historic 1927 courthouse in downtown Orlando, showcases the vast collections of the Historical Society of Central Florida. Three floors of permanent exhibits showcase 12,000 years of Florida history. The museum, a Smithsonian Institution affiliate and AAM accredited museum, also presents nationally important limited-run exhibitions.
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tallahassee, fl
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Thought more could've been done on the Seminole Tribe. I was excited to see the Highwayman Touring and will come back to see the African American Woman's quilting show. Also, where are the children's books in the bookshop? The bookshop staff was awesome though.

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Champions Gate, Florida, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I didn't tour the rest of the museum but what I did see was very nice. Employees were friendly & helpful. The gift shop was lovely & had a huge selection. The Gone With The Wind Exhibit was an entire floor and had alot of pieces. I particularly loved the fact they offered audio headsets to describe the tour since... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were hosted at a Corporate Christmas Party in this venue this past weekend. What a fantastic place to hold a party! The Museum exhibits were open for about an hour for us to see, with cocktails and appetizers served. The meal was delicious and I would highly recommend those in the Orlando area to think of this venue next... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Movie buffs, and fans of GWTW, should definitely come to the History Center for the movie-themed exhibit to commemorate Gone with the Wind's 75th anniversary. Although the exhibit was relatively short, compared to the hype that was discussed about it months prior, it was still pleasing to see the movie memorabilia and even reels of screen shots for the movie.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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165 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Best time to visit this museum is on the first weekend of the month when Bank of America card holders are able to get in for free. Unless there's a Groupon offer, or other coupon, $15 per person is a bit steep. I've been to hundreds of attractions and museums across the country and that price is definitely too high... More 

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Orlando, FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

As a local resident, I'm embarrassed to admit I had not heard of them till I read about this place on this site. I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoy museums, this is different. My wife does not like museums, yet she enjoyed this visit. We parked at the library, which is next door. 2$ an hour. Entrance was $15 each,... More 

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Brazil
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I went there on Aug.2014. Good to see around the neighbor, beautiful people and good restaurants. Worth doing by car.

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Tampa, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Certainly worth a trip, this old courthouse was lovingly restored to bring out the best and worst of the area. With four floors of exhibits, this is a great way to spend some time remembering or getting acquainted with the original and pre-attractions Orlando that many of us know, love and miss. It's hard to believe that this is the... More 

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Cocoa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Orange County Regional History Center is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando in the old courthouse building. The museum offers a comprehensive history of our community beginning with prehistoric times, through pioneer days and the development of Disney. The Center has an African American section that delves into slavery and the civil rights era. I spent about three... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

well laid out re-design of the courthouse...and the courtyard lends you to expect more inside. At points it seems to give you tremendous insight into orlando. But in the end falls into standard regional msusuem traps

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