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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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One of the best museums in the Central Florida area...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I lived in Orlando for 25 years, and got tired very quickly of the tourist traps and cheesy and expensive attractions. This is located in Downtown Orlando, and I would highly recommend for anyone visiting to make a stop here. You get to see Orlando outside of the tourist areas, and learn a little about the town you are visiting... More 

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Orlando, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When I first visited what then was called the Orange County museum, it was located in the basement of city hall down an unmarked staircase. Now it occupies its own multifloor building and has expanded somewhat. When I first visited it it was summer vacation and the lady in charge was so happy: I was her first visit of the... More 

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tallahassee, fl
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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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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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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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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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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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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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