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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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Excellent historical overview of Orange County

This is a great place to visit if you have children and want to have a more educational outing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mei W
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Orlando, Florida
Fun little museum, best birthday party deal in town

Our family loves this little museum, which is often nearly empty. They also offer history-themed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lauren R
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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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  • Average13%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801-2401
Central Business District
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Mei W
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I have visited the Orange County Regional History Center a couple of times. The museum offers both permanent and traveling exhibits, which means that there is always something to see. The permanent exhibits focuses on the region's history, as well as Florida to an extent,...More

Thank wbullseye
Reviewed 11 August 2017

What a fantastic museum! We were not expecting such an interesting and exhausting museum - just looking for something to do before getting lunch and going to the airport. The museum is located in an historic courthouse in the historic downtown. It starts with Florida...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

We found it interesting, there is a lot of information about the history of Florida. It's not a kind of "easy and have fun" program, you have to read a lot, but the exhibition is quite spectacular and very - very informative. It's a good...More

Thank kattimmat
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I finally found something worth doing in downtown Orlando beyond The Phillips Center and The Amway Arena! Since just about everything that I have ever done downtown has been a MAJOR disappointment, I was shocked to find this jewel among the seaweed. Entry is an...More

Thank Achimmah
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Read everything and you will be there for 5-6 hours. We made a whistle stop tour and really enjoyed all the exhibitions and activities.The original courthouse was quite inspiring as we were on the way to a law school graduations but I enjoyed the old...More

Thank WendyH9876
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on a whim, and am very glad I did. Varied historical/cultural exhibits. The old courtroom is a hoot--check out the scratches on the seating from the prisoners handcuffs! Very neat special exhibit on plastics when I was there--even a tiny house from plastic....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I spent some days in Orlando and was looking for something beyond Universal and Disney. I went to the amazing downtown of Orlando where the museum is also located. The building itself is the first Orange County Courthouse and holds an interesting exhibition organized in...More

Thank bcsoma
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The History Center has exhibits of varying quality. Some are passable, but most are pretty boring. Orlando is not a place for quality museums and the History Center, as probably the largest in the city, proves that. Keep an eye out for rotating exhibits though....More

Thank Chris N
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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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