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Orman House Historic State Park

177 5th St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1401
+1 850-653-1209
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Great old house

Lots of history of the area in the home of one of the founders. grounds are beautiful and a very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margaret A
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Sebastian, Florida
Thanks Ranger Mike!

An absolute steal at 2 dollars each. The house is beautifully kept, and Ranger Mike is an amazing... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
barnsleyjohn
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St Petersburg, Russia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
177 5th St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1401
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+1 850-653-1209
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of history of the area in the home of one of the founders. grounds are beautiful and a very pleasant afternoon. Ranger was very knowledgeable

Thank Margaret A
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

An absolute steal at 2 dollars each. The house is beautifully kept, and Ranger Mike is an amazing orator, passionate and meticulous about the house and its history. The house and grounds are beautifully kept. Well worth an hour of anybody's time.

1  Thank barnsleyjohn
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

I like to visit local homes and museums to gain a sense of commerce, local populations, and general knowledge of an area when I travel. As the title suggests, Ranger Mike knows this house well. He has been instrumental in having family members return furnishings...More

Thank Josette K
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We visited the park to get acquainted with a little of the history of Apalachicola, and the Orman House did not disappoint. The ranger's tour was very informative and brought 19th century Apalachicola to life, with the help of the many original family items presented...More

Thank ZamiaV
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Wonderful old home with a tour that was interesting and full of all kinds of historic information about the area! Even talked about current events with the issues regarding water rights and oyster conditions. Well worth your time when in town and something I would...More

Thank Liza S
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Wow, so much information about the house, it's owners and Apalachicola too! The tour was very informative and the featured furniture and decor was just great. We took the opportunity to see the botanical gardens and it was.very peaceful.

1  Thank Stephanie D
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The first things I look to do when visiting anywhere is to get the flavor of the place...the history. Orman House is a treasure, and made more so by the efforts of Mike Kinnett. He lives and breathes this place, and it is contagious! The...More

1  Thank Ruth L
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

How long do you have to visit the ORMAN House? Half an hour? An hour? 2 hours? The whole day? What ever your time limit or none you could occupy your day very happily here and then come back again with more questions or just...More

1  Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

First, I have to give kudos to Ranger Mike. He gives an outstanding tour! Due in large part to his efforts, the house contains many furnishings, photos, papers, etc from the family. It is beautifully maintained. You will be so glad you stopped by.

1  Thank Barbara333444
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Didn't actually have a chance to tour the inside of the house but the grounds here and in the Veterans Memorial Park are clean and very well kept. After driving through the city and many side streets just to get some local flavor, this is...More

Thank J D
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mikehryniw
24 February 2017|
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Response from Judy L | Reviewed this property |
Yes the grounds are.
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Island33
21 November 2016|
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Response from Addictedtotravelnow | Reviewed this property |
850-653-1209 is the number to the Orman House to ask about Holiday Hours. I hoped it helps.
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Stan041456
21 February 2015|
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Response from Carol S | Reviewed this property |
I believe it may be open on Saturday - it is run by the park service
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