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The Orange County Regional History Center

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Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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Address: 65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801-2401
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12:00 - 17:00
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The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a restored historic...

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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This was a nice walk through the history of Florida. There's a lot of reading to do if you really want to gain an understanding of the exhibits. The courtroom was amazing, and in... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This was a nice walk through the history of Florida. There's a lot of reading to do if you really want to gain an understanding of the exhibits. The courtroom was amazing, and in my opinion the best part of the museum. There are 4 floors, elevators are available. Some of the pathways are tight if it's crowded, but the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I love this place. It is located in the old courthouse, and houses changing exhibits (I saw one on Gone With The Wind, and another year, they held a different exhibit every season on Universal Studios Florida), along with exhibits on the history or Orlando and Orange County. Visit on a weekend and parking is free. Price is right, and... More 

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Wanted to find out about real Florida this is a great Museum to visit there are four levels and each level has different aspects about the history of Florida

Thank Giovanni A
Orlando, Florida
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143 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is a super spot to learn about central florida history. Lots of exhibits in a beautiful building. Some are interactive. Really nice.

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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I've been here once before, and I'm always pleased by the amount of detail put into the exhibits. If you're a FL native, you'll learn a great deal about the state. If you're a visitor, you'll be entertained by the NASA and Disney exhibits. There's lots of interactive stuff to keep everyone busy. And if you're a Bank of American... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My husband and I visited this museum on a warm weekday in July. It was a perfect way to get out of the heat for a bit and learn about Florida's history. We were thoroughly impressed with this relatively small museum. We were offered FREE audio equipment to inform us as we moved through. We spent about 2 hours just... More 

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Pompano Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

From the Indian to Spanish then American fought the weather insects and diseases they stayed and built Florida a population of farmers and cattlemen to escape the cold winters.

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Hernando, Florida, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This museum is the history of Orlando. Have kids? Young or Old? Perfect place to visit as it's exhibits are interactive. Love the way they tell the story. Plus, it's affordable.

1 Thank Patricia H
Coral Gables, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

A perfect dash of salt to counter overly sweet Disney World/International Drive Orlando. Displays an authentic side Florida and an Orlando before Disney World which visitors today probably have no idea ever existed. However, recommended only for those who appreciate museums and history - others will find it boring.

1 Thank ciscokid23
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 while we were there and the museum is big enough where they really didn't get... More 

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