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Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village

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Address: 2491 Babb Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746
Phone Number: +1 407-396-8644
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History meets nature at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek Regional Park!...

History meets nature at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek Regional Park! Step back in time as you tour the fully-restored dwellings of some of Osceola County's earliest settlers, furnished to depict lifestyles in the late 19th century. Visit our Seminole Settlement to see how Florida's natives lived off the land. Explore our hiking, biking and paddling trails to get in touch with Florida's nature on the Headwaters of the Everglades.

Visiting Central Florida? Don't miss the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum! Journey through Osceola County's natural history as you crawl through a gopher tortoise burrow and climb into a life-sized eagle's nest. Venture through interactive exhibits that tell the stories of Osceola County's earliest industries including citrus farming, cattle ranching, and tourism. After you learn about Osceola County's past, explore what its present has to offer with information about local restaurants and hotspots, as well as discounted tickets to local attractions.

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A VERY INTERESTING WORK IN PROGRESS !!!

I had a hard time finding this location. Come to find out they had recently moved here. I noticed many things are in progress but it looks like a vey ambitious project. It's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2016
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great self guided tour and they're even adding more things. It was unbelievably hot since its all outside but it took us maybe a hour to do everything. Worth the money.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Learned a great deal about the people who first settled Florida. Staffed by volunteers the visitor is pretty much on their own. The good thing is that the building are all original, which is pretty cool.

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OCHSMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! If you haven't already, please visit our Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum for even more information on the history of Osceola County. More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I had a hard time finding this location. Come to find out they had recently moved here. I noticed many things are in progress but it looks like a vey ambitious project. It's located in a beautiful area with plenty of room to expand. I will come back next year to check on their progress.

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We traveled to Pioneer Village based on a small article in one of the local Orlando coupon/advertisement/map brochures one typically finds in a hotel lobby. The location, off route 192 in Kissimmee is easy to get to by plugging in the address in your GPS. Otherwise it’s a tad obscure to get to. In any case, the pioneer village is... More 

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OCHSMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback and suggestions. We are steadily expanding and hope in the future we will be able to offer guided tours! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The Pioneer Village is well thought out and if you are interested in local history is a must do. We attended the official opening a few months ago and appreciated the effort that went into to all the displays - on our return visit it is still worth a walk around and the local area is great for a walk.

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OCHSMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Dorla, thank you so much for your review. We hope you will visit again once the additional buildings are open to the public! More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We visited the Pioneer Village some years ago on its previous site and enjoyed it. The new site is beautifully laid out and maintained. The buildings are well described and the 'docent' is very knowledgeable. Several buildings are currently under construction and I understand that there is an on-going program to erect even more. We very much enjoyed our visit... More 

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OCHSMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Jackie, thank you so much for taking the time to visit the Pioneer Village and leave a great review. We really appreciate your support and hope you will come back once the additional buildings are completed. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We visited the village last week and thoroughly enjoyed a look back in time. The village is spacious and set in beautiful pastures displaying beautiful trees and flowers. The various structures are well presented including several artifacts and information boards setting the scene for each structure. Al our tour guide had great knowledge about the village which he shared with... More 

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OCHSMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Hello Lorraine, thank you so much for your positive feedback! We hope you will visit again on your next trip. More 

Saint Cloud, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Being a Florida native, I find the history of the area interesting. I am a visual learner, and I loved being able to actually see what life looked like at the time. I also visited the visitor center, which has a nice little museum. It was a little confusing trying to find the village, but it was so quiet and... More 

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OCHSMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Hi Kayla, thank you so much for your review. We hope that you come visit again sometime! We are in the processes of building 3 replica buildings as well. More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Very interesting when we found it (not as listed in 2016 edition of DK Guide when it moved on 2014) Realistic view of how it was for the early settlers in Florida. Educational, quiet and relaxing after the commercial resorts.

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OCHSMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Mervyn, thank you so much for your response. We are thrilled you enjoyed the Pioneer Village and hope you will visit again. More 

Wirral
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

An interesting place to visit that shows the reality of life 100 years or more ago when this area of Florida was a quiet backwater. The small size of the buildings to accommodate large families has to be seen to be believed. The museum is still developing and will get even better in the future. The buildings produced by native... More 

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OCHSMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting! More 

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