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Orman House Historic State Park

177 5th St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1401
+1 850-653-1209
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Weekend Getaway

Great informative tour by the park ranger! Cool to step back to the economic boom years in this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Scott S
Niceville, Florida

Ranger Mike was great. He gave us the history of the house and the town. He was very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
David A
via mobile
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
177 5th St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1401
+1 850-653-1209
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great informative tour by the park ranger! Cool to step back to the economic boom years in this seaside town.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ranger Mike was great. He gave us the history of the house and the town. He was very knowledgeable. He talked with us after the tour and shared his passion of this little town.

Thank David A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Orman House tour offers a great overview of how the Apalachicola economy developed to move southern cotton and other goods. Time well spent.

Thank Cameron N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ranger Mike welcomed us right away and was so easy to listen to as he brought the place alive with personal stories from his interaction with the Orman family.

Thank Alicia Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like history you will love this house and stories from Apalach and it's beginnings. Beautifully restored and incredible furniture from the wealthy of 1800's The tour guide was great too.

Thank Chip G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A treasure of history, family artifacts and possessions. A trip back in time!! Wonderful place to visit and learn!

Thank J9072ESsusanm
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a fascinating tour, guided by Jeremy, who made the house and history come alive. His personality and impressive knowledge of the family history and the lore connected with that era took us back in time to a beauty and elegance seldom experienced today....More

2  Thank Lue G
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The grounds at this State Park are immaculate and well kept. When we entered the house, we were greeted by the ranger who told us that a new tour would be starting in a few minutes. At just $2 per person, the tour was very...More

Thank Layla W
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I love traipsing around historic mansions. This mansion was a guest home for Mr. Thomas Orman until the plantation north of the river burned down. Mr. Orman and his family then moved into Orman house. Mr. Orman was such an entrepreneur that this home was...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My hubby and I stopped by the Orman House Historic State Park while in Apalachicola for a couple of days. The house is a step back in time.The park also includes gardens with a concrete walking path. They had yummy looking veggies in their garden...More

Thank Lagar_7
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is this park dog-friendly?
24 February 2017|
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Response from Judy L | Reviewed this property |
Yes the grounds are.
what are the hours for Thanksgiving
21 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.
We will be in town on Sat. Feb.28th. Is the Orman house open? What hours? Thanks
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