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The Orange County Regional History Center

65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801-2401
+1 407-836-8500
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History of the Area

It was great to get an overview of the history of Florida. There are three floors of exhibits. We... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stephanie P
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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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Great Half day Museum

This is a hidden gem in Orlando. I have lived in Orlando for 28 years and have learned so much of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mistic32809
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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 Florida history. The museum, a Smithsonian Institution affiliate and AAM accredited museum, also presents nationally important limited-run exhibitions.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801-2401
Central Business District
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+1 407-836-8500
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"central florida"
in 17 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 5 reviews
"the free audio tour"
in 4 reviews
"pre disney"
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"traveling exhibits"
in 4 reviews
"nice museum"
in 4 reviews
"permanent exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"court room"
in 3 reviews
"african americans"
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"museum offers"
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"native peoples"
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"enjoy this museum"
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"visited this museum"
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"american section"
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"school groups"
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"on display"
in 4 reviews
"three hours"
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank Stephanie P
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Dean A
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

There are 3 floors of exhibits from the Seminole Indian history to Disney World and Henry Flagler in between. After spending a month in the Florida area, we visited Henry Flagler's museum home in West Palm Beach, the sugar plantations west of Daytona, Blue Spring...More

Thank Jerry B
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We very much enjoyed visiting the four floors of this museum, and we learned a lot about the history of the Region. But perhaps the best part was watching guides and teachers telling groups of schoolchildren about local history. Painting pictures with words about how...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

We were really pleased with this museum, housed in the old Orange County courthouse. Central Florida feels as though it has no history or culture, so the first task of a museum such as this one is to convince us that there is history worth...More

Thank mdiv2001
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

If you want a nice, quiet change from the usual Orlando attractions, this is for you. The museum is a quite informative look at the area history. From the prehistoric to the current all is represented. I liked the courtroom exhibit and was especially impressed...More

3  Thank Matt S
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

This is a great place to visit if you have children and want to have a more educational outing rather than hitting the theme parks. The museum can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours, depending how much reading you want to...More

2  Thank Mei W
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Our family loves this little museum, which is often nearly empty. They also offer history-themed, inexpensive birthday parties that aren't advertised on their website. Definitely worth checking out if you have children in the 5 to 10 year old range. My kids have learned about...More

Thank Lauren R
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Mercedez W
24 February 2017|
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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
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dnulik
11 February 2017|
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Response from kimlovesfl | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they do, but not sure.
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Jennifer R
24 September 2016|
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Response from spanishtn | Reviewed this property |
Did not see that.
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