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The Orange County Regional History Center

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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Or at least some of the history of where you’re visiting. The Orange County Regional History Museum was a nice stop and a good way to learn about the roots of Orlando. They have some interesting displays regarding the development of the area and some...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank jimmyapollo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like history or want to learn the local history of the area, this is the place you want to go. Staff is friendly. Note: If you park in the library parking lot they will validate your parking ticket and you get free two...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KentuckyJen
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

Went with a good friend who also grew up in Orlando in the 1970’s and 1980’s. It was a trip back in time to see the old Orlando that we used to know and loved.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

If you need a break from the theme parks this a nice way to get informed without setting in front of a screen

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank G9331XPcharlesb
Reviewed 24 January 2019

Took us 1.5 hours to do. If more thorough, would be 2 hours. Park at the library parking garage and they validate 2 hours so we parked for free. If somehow you spend more time, the garage is only $1 for 30 min. AAA discount...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ibadger
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

If you have any interest in History, this is a place you must visit. Excellent exhibits on area history. There are also very informative exhibits on area ecology

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

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
1  Thank Ro C
Reviewed 18 November 2018

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
2  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
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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