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Orman House Historic State Park

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Address: 177 5th St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1401
Phone Number: (850) 653-1209
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Great picture of life in early days!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Nashville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We really enjoyed our visit. We arrived after the last guided tour but were welcomed and given written information and advised to take our time touring. Our host was informative and friendly. Well worth the your time.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

I thought the Orman House was the best local attraction when I visited the area. Well restored, full of first class historical artifacts, and staffed by an outstanding Park Ranger with great passion and enthusiasm for his museum and work! If you want to really learn about the local history this is the place to go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Ranger Mike delivered an excellent tour of Apalachicola and insight into the Ormond family. He is so knowledgeable and we loved the family stories he shared. It's definitely worth the $2 admission. Don't miss it!

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

This is state run and there is a fee about $4.00. we enjoyed the tour and the history of the area through the history of Thomas Orman a cotton merchant and businessman in the mid to late 1800's. In our view knowing the details of how a city came to be makes it way more interesting and this house and... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

They have a guided tour on the hour, last one at 3pm. $2 per person. The park attendants were all very friendly and helpful. I thought this was our most interesting stop in Apalachicola. The house has been nicely restored and furnished. After the tour we were free to wander around and explore. I tried knocking on the wall in... More 

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