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The Orange County Regional History Center

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Excellent place to visit for all ages

There are four floors in this terrific museum, and it covers much more than just Orange County... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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We went for Smithsonian Free Museum Day. Although the regular price isn't that much in the first... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
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The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a restored historic 1927 courthouse in downtown Orlando, showcases the vast collections of the Historical Society of Central Florida. Three floors of permanent exhibits showcase 12,000 years of...more
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65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801-2401
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+1 407-836-8500
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 June 2014

It's a neat museum. Sure it's not as big as other museums but I think it's just the right size. There are three floors of exhibits. There is so much information! We were there three (3) hours. We like to actually read what's on everything...More

6  Thank followmea_here
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

A pleasant place to spend a couple hours, but here's some complaints I wish the center would tackle: Parking nearby is a real challenge, all metered and time-limiting. Walking to the museum takes you and your family right through the sorriest section of downtown (when...More

4  Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are four floors in this terrific museum, and it covers much more than just Orange County, Florida. We loved the military exhibits and especially the panorama of Orlando on that floor. The building itself is really neat and the architectural aspects are amazing. Check...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2018

We went for Smithsonian Free Museum Day. Although the regular price isn't that much in the first place so that's nice. Finding parking was a little difficult but there was a parking garage across the street by the library for about $2/hr. The museum itself...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2018

The Orange County Regional History Center is a museum located in Downtown Orlando. This museum chronicles the history of Orange County for the last 12,000 years. This former historic courthouse houses 4 floors of exhibits and is well worth the price of admission of 8...More

Reviewed 17 July 2018

We spent an enjoyable afternoon exploring the 4 floors of exhibits. Lots to see and presented in an interesting fashion. With so many attractions in the area I think this museum gets overlooked, it shouldn't. It's a great bargain. Take a break from the heat...More

1  Thank Oahuvistor
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Starting with bring a jacket if you get cold because they keep the temps chilly to protect all the artifacts. This museum is highly recommended. First week of the month admission is free if you have a a Bank of America ATM or credit card....More

2  Thank Gatorzman
Reviewed 24 June 2018

An amazing trip through central Florida History. We really loved it. Not surprising as it is affiliated with the Smithsonian. Start at the top and work your way down. 4th floor is prehistory, the early European invaders, and Florida Crackers. Don't miss the old courtroom...More

2  Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

It was great to get an overview of the history of Florida. There are three floors of exhibits. We spent about three hours here. Some people would probably go through faster, but I am a museum person. I was very happy to get a AAA...More

1  Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in Orlando. I have lived in Orlando for 28 years and have learned so much of Florida history through this museum. I went solo, but it’s a great family or couples trip too. I would recommend this museum to others....More

1  Thank mistic32809
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Went just after a hurricane people very friendly some motels very noisey great for shopping great weather too

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Orlando is an AWESOME city with it's mix of nationalities in this Century. Last Century Orlando was more of a Orange Groves and timber cutting of our GREAT Cypress Trees. Still can find that and a whole lot more about Orlando.

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Millii S
5 October 2018|
Response from cordyroy | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry but we had a car. the Orlando public transport is called "LYNX" maybe they have something on line. It's very worth doing.
Mercedez W
23 February 2017|
Response from BudgetButSafe | Reviewed this property |
Anywhere from $8 to free - they have a ton of discounts. Check their rates online by googling orange county regional history center admission
10 February 2017|
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Response from lisa b | Reviewed this property |
i'm sorry, i dont work there. I visited. However, the people at the main desk are very helpful. They may be able to put you in touch with a curator! They do have a FB page, you might consider posting your question there... More