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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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Brings Together Many Orange County Historical Eras and Events

There are 3 floors of exhibits from the Seminole Indian history to Disney World and Henry Flagler... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jerry B
Branson, Missouri
A whole lot of lernin' going on!

We very much enjoyed visiting the four floors of this museum, and we learned a lot about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John S
Woburn, Massachusetts
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801-2401
Central Business District
+1 407-836-8500
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Reviewed yesterday

There are 3 floors of exhibits from the Seminole Indian history to Disney World and Henry Flagler in between. After spending a month in the Florida area, we visited Henry Flagler's museum home in West Palm Beach, the sugar plantations west of Daytona, Blue Spring...More

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed visiting the four floors of this museum, and we learned a lot about the history of the Region. But perhaps the best part was watching guides and teachers telling groups of schoolchildren about local history. Painting pictures with words about how...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really pleased with this museum, housed in the old Orange County courthouse. Central Florida feels as though it has no history or culture, so the first task of a museum such as this one is to convince us that there is history worth...More

Thank mdiv2001
Reviewed 20 October 2017

If you want a nice, quiet change from the usual Orlando attractions, this is for you. The museum is a quite informative look at the area history. From the prehistoric to the current all is represented. I liked the courtroom exhibit and was especially impressed...More

3  Thank Matt S
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a great place to visit if you have children and want to have a more educational outing rather than hitting the theme parks. The museum can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours, depending how much reading you want to...More

2  Thank Mei W
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Our family loves this little museum, which is often nearly empty. They also offer history-themed, inexpensive birthday parties that aren't advertised on their website. Definitely worth checking out if you have children in the 5 to 10 year old range. My kids have learned about...More

Thank Lauren R
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I have visited the Orange County Regional History Center a couple of times. The museum offers both permanent and traveling exhibits, which means that there is always something to see. The permanent exhibits focuses on the region's history, as well as Florida to an extent,...More

1  Thank wbullseye
Reviewed 10 August 2017

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

1  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 18 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

1  Thank Achimmah
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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.