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Orman House Historic State Park

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Address: 177 5th St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1401
Phone Number: +1 850-653-1209
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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If you like to see and hear history come alive with great story telling, don't miss this.

Ranger Mike has dedicated himself to the restoration of the house and it's grounds. He will tell you the history of the house, it's owners and of the surrounding area. Every... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bill H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ranger Mike has dedicated himself to the restoration of the house and it's grounds. He will tell you the history of the house, it's owners and of the surrounding area. Every museum should have someone like him. If you like old homes, history or great story telling, this is a must see. After our tour, we sat on the front... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Come see this house and let it change your view of Apalachicola today. Once you hear all the history and become familiar with the families that peopled this Philadelphia of the South you will see why Apalachicola deserves our admiration. Be sure to come for a tour because that's where you learn about the waves of prosperity and the incredible... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We had a self guided tour with brochure. The Florida State Park Ranger did a good job of explaining house history.

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Eastpoint, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

ABSOUTELY don't miss this experience to know about the history of Aplach! Great tour of this historic home.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Our tour guide through the Orman House seems to have devoted his time and energies to making history come alive. His knowledge of the house and the family that owned the home for generations is extensive. The guide is fun, articulate and he made the experience of highlight of our visit to Apalachicola.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour if the Orman House. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. He did not mind answering questions and did not rush the group when someone took a particular interest in a subject. The house is beautifully furnished and reveals the history of Apalachicola in the early settlement days. The tour is not very long... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

A well restored symbol of years gone by. The man who conducted our tour was deeply involved in the history of the place and very skilled at presenting it. We left well informed and entertained

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Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

We went early and so had a private tour with the park ranger who was very nice and knowlegable. Amazing view of the river/bay

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Jackson, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I didn't get any pictures of the park. It was very well kept and peaceful. We rode our bikes in the park and really enjoyed it. Also it's a little off the beaten path if you want to get away from the downtown commercial area .

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

My wife received a personal tour of the house during the second week of May. Very few tourist were in town. She was impressed with the house and the depth of knowledge of her tour guide, both on the house and the history of Apalachacola.

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