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The Orange County Regional History Center

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Genome Exhibit

Courtesy of the Smithsonian traveling exhibits, the Genome exhibition came to Orlando, and one not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ro C
Really exceeded our expectations!!

We've visited a number of local history museums around the US, and this was by far oe of the best... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fort Myers, 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...more
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65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801-2401
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Courtesy of the Smithsonian traveling exhibits, the Genome exhibition came to Orlando, and one not to be missed. Continues through December and a few days in early January 2019. Excellent!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ro C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've visited a number of local history museums around the US, and this was by far oe of the best. We learned a huge amount about the ancient Timucuan Indian heritage, the geology and sinkholes of Florida, the crackers and cattle industry, and especially the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank abqsage
Reviewed 23 October 2018

There are four floors in this terrific museum, and it covers much more than just Orange County, Florida. We loved the military exhibits and especially the panorama of Orlando on that floor. The building itself is really neat and the architectural aspects are amazing. Check...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mcfitzsatx
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We went for Smithsonian Free Museum Day. Although the regular price isn't that much in the first place so that's nice. Finding parking was a little difficult but there was a parking garage across the street by the library for about $2/hr. The museum itself...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kari86
Reviewed 12 September 2018

The Orange County Regional History Center is a museum located in Downtown Orlando. This museum chronicles the history of Orange County for the last 12,000 years. This former historic courthouse houses 4 floors of exhibits and is well worth the price of admission of 8...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank luckyj_12
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We spent an enjoyable afternoon exploring the 4 floors of exhibits. Lots to see and presented in an interesting fashion. With so many attractions in the area I think this museum gets overlooked, it shouldn't. It's a great bargain. Take a break from the heat...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Oahuvistor
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Starting with bring a jacket if you get cold because they keep the temps chilly to protect all the artifacts. This museum is highly recommended. First week of the month admission is free if you have a a Bank of America ATM or credit card....More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Gatorzman
Reviewed 24 June 2018

An amazing trip through central Florida History. We really loved it. Not surprising as it is affiliated with the Smithsonian. Start at the top and work your way down. 4th floor is prehistory, the early European invaders, and Florida Crackers. Don't miss the old courtroom...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

It was great to get an overview of the history of Florida. There are three floors of exhibits. We spent about three hours here. Some people would probably go through faster, but I am a museum person. I was very happy to get a AAA...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank StephanieP261
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in Orlando. I have lived in Orlando for 28 years and have learned so much of Florida history through this museum. I went solo, but it’s a great family or couples trip too. I would recommend this museum to others....More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank mistic32809
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Millii S
5 October 2018|
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Response from mistic32809 | Reviewed this property |
You should take an Uber because the Lynx is the bus system, however because Orlando is spread out and downtown is about 30 minutes distance from Disney area, you will spend possibly hours getting from there to downtown.
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 lisa b | Reviewed this property |
i'm sorry, i dont work there. I visited. However, the people at the main desk are very helpful. They may be able to put you in touch with a curator! They do have a FB page, you might consider posting your question there... More