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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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Good history of Florida and Orlando

Being a Florida native it was great to see what made Florida what it is today. Low key and can be... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2016
Orlando, Florida

If you have nothing else to do, and you want to get a feel for history, then go to the Orange... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2016
Lidia O
Orlando, Florida, United States
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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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65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801-2401
Central Business District
+1 407-836-8500
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Being a Florida native it was great to see what made Florida what it is today. Low key and can be seen for in a couple of hours. Great for an afternoon to get out of the heat in the summertime. School group was present...More

1  Thank jkel37
Reviewed 1 May 2016

If you have nothing else to do, and you want to get a feel for history, then go to the Orange County regional history center. If you have kids, then don't go, they will be disappointed after going to the parks.

Thank Lidia O
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful building. Court house on second floor. Ballroom on fourth floor. Heart of downtown Orlando.

Thank spanishtn
Reviewed 20 March 2016

This place is especially fun if you've lived in the area for a long time. I was here before Disney, so this place brings back a lot of fond memories for me. The earliest exhibits are from at bout 12,000 years ago, and go up...More

1  Thank mikeinflorida1507
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Been coming to Florida and Orlando for years but like many have never bothered to look into the history of the area. Well worth a visit to rectify this, exhibits are well laid out and give the history from dinosaurs to Disney. On my visit...More

2  Thank hazban
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Been here only once but it was really good and very interesting learning all about the history of the orange county!

1  Thank Gvmw23
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We enjoyed several very informative hours at this museum during a chilly day on our "non-parks" visit to Orlando/Kissimmee. The museum is most appropriate for adults - I think kids would want to run through the exhibits without engaging very much. The free audio tour...More

Thank Dswillard
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The first thing that caught our eye was the fact that this museum has a Smithsonian affiliation. That's always an indication of excellence. I won't go into all the details, because this museum covers the ENTIRE history of the area, from the prehistoric to the...More

Thank AtlantaJim
Reviewed 8 February 2016

If you're a history buff, you won't want to miss this history center. In several spacious floors there are displays of important periods in Florida from it's very early days when the First Americans were here until today. The displays cover life of the First...More

Thank windem60
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

This was a great museum for people from 0-100 years! The museum shows with interactive displays how it all began ( before Walt Disney). If you are a visual- spatial learner or gifted, this museum works his way through time on a top-down basis! It...More

Thank Leon S
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Mercedez W
23 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
23 September 2016|
Response from spanishtn | Reviewed this property |
Did not see that.