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The Orange County Regional History Center

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Address: 65 East Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801
Phone Number: 407 836 8500
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Description: The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a restored historic...
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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Interesting museum

This museum has four floors of permanent and mobile exhibits. There is a lot to see and read on each floor. I really enjoyed learning about the citrus plants and Disney World... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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Casselberry, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A group of high school friends (from an Orlando high school) took a tour of the History Center and we were able to have a docent lead us around. She knew so much about the Center and its exhibits. We went specifically to see the Icons of Orlando exhibit, which were 50 things of significance to Orlando voted on by... More 

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Montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

(1) This is about: the history of Orlando and the surrounding area (which are in Orange County, Florida). Located in the heart of downtown Orlando—a part of town that many tourists don’t see. (2) Admission: $US 12. (3) Overall Assessment: Charming museum explaining the early development of Orange County. (4) Highlights: The early settlement of Orange County, including displays that... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This museum has four floors of permanent and mobile exhibits. There is a lot to see and read on each floor. I really enjoyed learning about the citrus plants and Disney World information at the museum. I recommend this museum if you are genuinely interested in learning about Florida's history.

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Miskolc, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

An interesting, small city museum..my personal favourite items were the bears (a polar and a grizzly) near the entrance.

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Lake Wales, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

What a beautiful outing at the History Center. Lots to see and learn about the history of Florida. Great for children who are at the learning and remembering age. Nice, clean place to spend a few hours in.

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Pebble Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

From explanations and exhibitions of aboriginal clam shell middens to the Space Age, it's all here in this museum. The highlights are the Florida Cracker (settlers) exhibit that emphasizes their love of independence and rugged ability to live off the land, the history of the orange industry underscoring the contributions of Harry P. Leu, Dr. Phillips, and Henry Sanford, and... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

fab place , and very informative . worthy of a visit .All ages would find this interesting , could spend a whole day there , much to see and do well worthy of the entrance fee ,

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Located in downtown Orlando. Even though it spreads out through 4 floors, this museum is small. It takes 1 hr to 1hr 1/2 maximum to visit it. The history of Florida is actually most interesting, as it starts with the Timucua Indians, goes to the Seminoles, the Citrus Industry, Disney and Space Center, etc... but the setting is dusted and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I wholeheartedly recommend the 'And Still We Rise' exhibit to anyone who enjoys art, history or quilting. I travelled from Jacksonville to Orlando based on a friend's recommendation and it was well worth the trip! There is such a diversity of artistic interpretations and historical stories that we spent about 1 1/2 hours reviewing and admiring exhibits. I found myself... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We've been to this museum several times now and it still is one of the best in the Central Florida area. We're originally from up north (Northeast Ohio and NYC Metro areas, respectively) and we're used to awesome museums and this one is about as good as you'll find in the Central Florida area for feeling like you're back in... More 

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Additional Information about The Orange County Regional History Center

Address: 65 East Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801
Phone Number: 407 836 8500
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando>  > Central Business District
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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