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Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village

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Address: 2491 Babb Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746-5803
Phone Number: +1 407-396-8644
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History meets nature at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek Regional Park!...

History meets nature at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek Regional Park! Step back in time as you tour the fully-restored dwellings of some of Osceola County's earliest settlers, furnished to depict lifestyles in the late 19th century. Visit our Seminole Settlement to see how Florida's natives lived off the land. Explore our hiking, biking and paddling trails to get in touch with Florida's nature on the Headwaters of the Everglades.

Visiting Central Florida? Don't miss the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum! Journey through Osceola County's natural history as you crawl through a gopher tortoise burrow and climb into a life-sized eagle's nest. Venture through interactive exhibits that tell the stories of Osceola County's earliest industries including citrus farming, cattle ranching, and tourism. After you learn about Osceola County's past, explore what its present has to offer with information about local restaurants and hotspots, as well as discounted tickets to local attractions.

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A change from the theme parks

Had a wander round the place looking at the old style homes, school house, barns and railway station. Very interesting to see how they lived and the stories of the families that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Chessington, United Kingdom
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Chessington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wander round the place looking at the old style homes, school house, barns and railway station. Very interesting to see how they lived and the stories of the families that farmed the land.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nice village with interesting stories. I learned about the Indian shelters and amazed by their longevity and simple construction. Just across the street (Babb Rd.) there is a fantastic boardwalk hiking experience (2-3 miles round trip). Also, just east on US192, the Osceola County Visitor's Center is on the North (left heading east). The center includes tons of information, exhibits... More 

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OCHSMarketing, General Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! It is always great to hear about our guests experiences. Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with. We hope to see you again as we continue to expand the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

There is a per person admission fee of $7. Not the end of the world, but be prepared if not everyone is interested in the first place... There is a small playground (free) on the same site where kids can play while those more interested get their museum fix in. Some of the structures are owned by the county and... More 

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OCHSMarketing, General Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate all of your feedback. More 

Delray Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

As members of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, my wife and I are always on the lookout for museums that offer reciprocal admission. We visited the Pioneer Village because it was listed as offering reciprocity. When we arrived, the gentleman that greeted us knew nothing of the reciprocity. He checked with his boss who also did... More 

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OCHSMarketing, General Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We will be sure to make sure all staff are more aware of the NARM membership benefits. We hope to see you again as our next phase is completed. Thanks! More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Really interesting tour though we were the only visitors the whole time. Great to see how people lived 100-130 years ago. A real eye-opener to my teenager. And a great anti-dote to the modern day parks. Happy to pay the $10 entry fee for the 2 of us as you feel it will go to a worthy cause. Will be... More 

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OCHSMarketing, General Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate your feedback. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Great self guided tour and they're even adding more things. It was unbelievably hot since its all outside but it took us maybe a hour to do everything. Worth the money.

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OCHSMarketing, General Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are growing rapidly and will have a lot of new buildings for you to check out on your next visit! Also, if you haven't already please make time to stop by the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum for even more information on the history and nature of the county -... More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Learned a great deal about the people who first settled Florida. Staffed by volunteers the visitor is pretty much on their own. The good thing is that the building are all original, which is pretty cool.

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OCHSMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! If you haven't already, please visit our Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum for even more information on the history of Osceola County. More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

I had a hard time finding this location. Come to find out they had recently moved here. I noticed many things are in progress but it looks like a vey ambitious project. It's located in a beautiful area with plenty of room to expand. I will come back next year to check on their progress.

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OCHSMarketing, General Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are growing rapidly and will have a lot of new buildings for your to check out on our next visit! Also, if you haven't already please make time to stop by the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum for even more information on the history and nature of the county. More 

Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We traveled to Pioneer Village based on a small article in one of the local Orlando coupon/advertisement/map brochures one typically finds in a hotel lobby. The location, off route 192 in Kissimmee is easy to get to by plugging in the address in your GPS. Otherwise it’s a tad obscure to get to. In any case, the pioneer village is... More 

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OCHSMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback and suggestions. We are steadily expanding and hope in the future we will be able to offer guided tours! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

The Pioneer Village is well thought out and if you are interested in local history is a must do. We attended the official opening a few months ago and appreciated the effort that went into to all the displays - on our return visit it is still worth a walk around and the local area is great for a walk.

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OCHSMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Osceola County Historical Society Pioneer Village, responded to this review

Dorla, thank you so much for your review. We hope you will visit again once the additional buildings are open to the public! More 

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