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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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The history of the house and family was fascinating! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and brought the story to life!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sgillma
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Lake Park, Georgia
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Lake Park, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The history of the house and family was fascinating! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and brought the story to life!

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Wakarusa, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mike, the park ranger, knows his stuff and knows how to tell it! Great, fun, interesting visit. A MUST for anyone who wants to understand the local history.

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed touring this home, and the docent was A++. I am so glad I visited! Beautiful old home and I learned a lot about cotton, fishing, slavery, and the history of Apalichicola.

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NE Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you Thomas Orman for allowing your home to be National Park! Mr. Orman was a very interesting entrepreneur and had an integral part in Apalachicola history! The ranger was very knowledgeable and brought life to the tour. By far, the best attraction in Apalachicola.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a mere two dollars, you will learn so much about the area and the Orman family. The gardens and the memorial are an added treat.

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Georgetown
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a two short block walk from the Water Street Hotel. The property includes the Orman House, the botanic\al garden, & the veterans memorial statue. Each one is worth your time to visit.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were doing geocaching and came upon the Orman house. The ranger was there and gave us an interesting and fun lecture on the history of the house. The house and furniture, etc are all so interesting to see. Be sure not to miss this house.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

It only costs $2 a person to visit here...a bargain...and the stories are worth it alone...be sure to take time to look at the book titles in the library and the family documents in the drawers that have been transcribed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

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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