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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
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Fascinating history and great stories from our guide

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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 28 September 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had a self guided tour with brochure. The Florida State Park Ranger did a good job of explaining house history.

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Eastpoint, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

ABSOUTELY don't miss this experience to know about the history of Aplach! Great tour of this historic home.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Our tour guide through the Orman House seems to have devoted his time and energies to making history come alive. His knowledge of the house and the family that owned the home for generations is extensive. The guide is fun, articulate and he made the experience of highlight of our visit to Apalachicola.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 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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