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Orman House Historic State Park

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

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Interesting Venue and Amazing Guide

Stopped in by chance and learned lots about the history of Apalachicola and St. George Island as well. Our guide was excellent and will will actually return for another tour now... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Judy L
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped in by chance and learned lots about the history of Apalachicola and St. George Island as well. Our guide was excellent and will will actually return for another tour now that we are more familiar with the area. Adjoining garden and park are great to stroll.

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Sun City Center, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Attractive environment, but outdone by the park service ranger who was a wealth of knowledge and so willing to share information and respond to questins.

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The four of us really enjoyed our tour. The lone park Ranger really knows his stuff and presents so well. Great way to learn about the Apalachicola area too. And all for less than $2 a person.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This elegant old home came to life as Ranger Mike shared the history of the family and its connections with Apalachicola. He was a wealth of information.

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Orman house and did a tour with ranger Mike as our guide. We were extremely impressed with Mike's knowledge of local history and interesting stories about this historical site. You can feel his enthusiasm and passion in his tour. He is a real asset to this historical landmark!

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the beautiful old home of one of Apalachicola's earliest and most prominent families. It is one of the most beautiful antebellum homes on the Florida Gulf Coast and is well worth the visit. The interior and exterior are beautifully restored and it stands adjacent to the Chapman Botanical Garden and Three Servicemen Statue.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a lovely lady showed us the house, she gave us a very good tour, with attention for details we would never have seen if we had visited the house without the guide. It's not expensive, so if you like historic houses go and visit.

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Lake Park, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 7 January 2017

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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