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Orman House Historic State Park

177 5th St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1401
+1 850-653-1209
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Rich Old Florida

The ranger was very knowledgeable giving family history and coastal history. The rooms are kept... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eileen M
via mobile
Living History

The reason I say living history is the depth of historical knowledge of the curators of the Orman... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Billy W
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
177 5th St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1401
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+1 850-653-1209
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ranger was very knowledgeable giving family history and coastal history. The rooms are kept well and have been furnished with many original airman family pieces. The kitchen was being renovated. A nice highlight was a picture book of the upstairs for those feeling the...More

Thank Eileen M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reason I say living history is the depth of historical knowledge of the curators of the Orman House. We just felt like we were in the moment and time brought to life. Richard is also a writer of historical accounts of the Orman Family...More

Thank Billy W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am so glad I checked the reviews on Tripadvisor and came to this house during our day trip to Appalachicola, and I actually recommend that you do what we did and *start* your visit with this tour. You'll get a lot of information about...More

1  Thank HwaetWeGardena
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ormans have a prominent place in Apalac history. It was interesting to see how the house had changed with the times. The park guide was very good . He was knowledgeable about the house, the Ormans and the town history. Interesting to see the...More

Thank Cecil M
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

Well worth seeking out this house and a fantastic little tour provided by a docent, DO accept the tour, very interesting to learn the history of the place.

Thank tiggersuki
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Lots of history of the area in the home of one of the founders. grounds are beautiful and a very pleasant afternoon. Ranger was very knowledgeable

Thank Margaret A
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

An absolute steal at 2 dollars each. The house is beautifully kept, and Ranger Mike is an amazing orator, passionate and meticulous about the house and its history. The house and grounds are beautifully kept. Well worth an hour of anybody's time.

1  Thank barnsleyjohn
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

I like to visit local homes and museums to gain a sense of commerce, local populations, and general knowledge of an area when I travel. As the title suggests, Ranger Mike knows this house well. He has been instrumental in having family members return furnishings...More

Thank Josette K
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

We visited the park to get acquainted with a little of the history of Apalachicola, and the Orman House did not disappoint. The ranger's tour was very informative and brought 19th century Apalachicola to life, with the help of the many original family items presented...More

Thank ZamiaV
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Wonderful old home with a tour that was interesting and full of all kinds of historic information about the area! Even talked about current events with the issues regarding water rights and oyster conditions. Well worth your time when in town and something I would...More

Thank Liza S
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mikehryniw
February 24, 2017|
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Response from Judy L | Reviewed this property |
Yes the grounds are.
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Island33
November 21, 2016|
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Response from Addictedtotravelnow | Reviewed this property |
850-653-1209 is the number to the Orman House to ask about Holiday Hours. I hoped it helps.
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Stan041456
February 20, 2015|
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Response from Carol S | Reviewed this property |
I believe it may be open on Saturday - it is run by the park service
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