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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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Window on Orlando - and Beyond

What a fantastic museum! We were not expecting such an interesting and exhausting museum - just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
If you are interested in history, it's one of the best programs on a hot day

We found it interesting, there is a lot of information about the history of Florida. It's not a... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Orlando, Florida
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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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65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801-2401
Central Business District
+1 407-836-8500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Cyntravelz
Reviewed 29 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 10 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

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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
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Learn about the real Orlando, past and present! I am very slow at museums and spent 3 hours between all the displays and the free audio tour, but most people will be quicker.

Thank BudgetButSafe
Reviewed 18 February 2017

As museums go, this one is probably above average, but our visit on a Sunday afternoon was ruined by an unruly group of kids who were there for a birthday party. The party site was a room in the museum; there were several adults who...More

1  Thank Harveleah
Reviewed 6 December 2016

A cool place to visit: both bc of the air conditioning, and bc of the history! Clean. Pretty safe for a downtown venue. It is mostly regional, but it also has varying broader exhibits. Downtown area around it has a lot of historical buildings. Library...More

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