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Beautiful and full of history

Very lovely place to visit. Our time was short so we only did the house tour. Just $2 per person... read more

Reviewed today
Birmingham, Alabama
Little known gem in History right in downtown area. Don't miss it if you are a History Lover.

I've been traveling to this area for years and didn't know this place even existed. It is opened... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
William G
Thomasville, Georgia
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177 5th St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1401
+1 850-653-1209
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Reviewed today

Very lovely place to visit. Our time was short so we only did the house tour. Just $2 per person, guided tour. Lots of history, many of the furnishing actually belonged to the family. Would like to go again and spend more time.

Thank J H
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've been traveling to this area for years and didn't know this place even existed. It is opened Thursday through Monday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m except holidays. Make sure you get there for a guided tour with the fantastic Ranger Mike. Guided Tours every hour but...More

Thank William G
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Wow! Just wow! Do yourself a favor and visit the Orman House. It only costs $2 a person to get in and it’s well worth it. The house has so much history. Ranger Mike Kinnett was amazing. The positive reviews about him are all true...More

Thank jmashgirl
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Great tour by knowledgeable guide, lots of antiques and history. Even rumored to be haunted, actually had a brief experience up on the third floor near the attic. Definitely a must do when in Apalachicola, FL.

Thank Grover R
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The Orman house is well worth your time. Ranger Mike is very knowledgeable about the history and many other odd things. He's entertaining and funny. The house is very cool and full of interesting antiques and humor...yes humor. The botanical gardens is also on the...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

This was a very cool experience, i loved all the original furniture and artifacts for the 1800 and the family. Kenneth is the tour guide and wow he is very knowledgeable and you can tell he loves what he does. They say the house ans...More

Thank gary t
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Very historic building but the highlight is the tour given by the ranger. His history of the building and Mr. Orman bring it to life. Very enjoyable tour and a bargin

Thank bobdec7
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A really interesting piece of Florida history. So much in this beautiful home belonged to the family. The ranger was very knowledgeable. It was obvious that he loves his job. He even made it interesting for my teenagers. It was rainy the day we visited...More

Thank Missy B
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

The ranger was very knowledgeable giving family history and coastal history. The rooms are kept well and have been furnished with many original airman family pieces. The kitchen was being renovated. A nice highlight was a picture book of the upstairs for those feeling the...More

2  Thank Eileen M
Reviewed 30 May 2018

The reason I say living history is the depth of historical knowledge of the curators of the Orman House. We just felt like we were in the moment and time brought to life. Richard is also a writer of historical accounts of the Orman Family...More

Thank Billy W
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24 February 2017|
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Response from Judy L | Reviewed this property |
Yes the grounds are.
22 November 2016|
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.
21 February 2015|
Response from Carol S | Reviewed this property |
I believe it may be open on Saturday - it is run by the park service