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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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The History Center has exhibits of varying quality. Some are passable, but most are pretty boring... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Chris N
New Orleans, Louisiana
Orlando beyond Disney!

Learn about the real Orlando, past and present! I am very slow at museums and spent 3 hours between... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Kansas City, Missouri
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801-2401
Central Business District
+1 407-836-8500
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

The History Center has exhibits of varying quality. Some are passable, but most are pretty boring. Orlando is not a place for quality museums and the History Center, as probably the largest in the city, proves that. Keep an eye out for rotating exhibits though....More

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Learn about the real Orlando, past and present! I am very slow at museums and spent 3 hours between all the displays and the free audio tour, but most people will be quicker.

Thank BudgetButSafe
Reviewed 18 February 2017

As museums go, this one is probably above average, but our visit on a Sunday afternoon was ruined by an unruly group of kids who were there for a birthday party. The party site was a room in the museum; there were several adults who...More

2  Thank Sue V
Reviewed 6 December 2016

A cool place to visit: both bc of the air conditioning, and bc of the history! Clean. Pretty safe for a downtown venue. It is mostly regional, but it also has varying broader exhibits. Downtown area around it has a lot of historical buildings. Library...More

Thank casscool
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Takes about 2 1/2 hours to see this museum properly. Worth every minute! Absolutely wonderful exhibits starting from time periods 1000's of years ago to present day. Any time period you want is detailed extremely well. Old photos, period clothing, and many things used by...More

Thank Ray G
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

What a great little place! I have lived in Central Florida most of my life and had no idea about this museum. Evidently it was converted from the courthouse in 1999. My oldest son had took a Boy Scout merit badge class on citizenship which...More

3  Thank BeesOnTheWater
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I visited this museum with my children primarily because of the good reviews. I'm glad we went for it because the place was very nice. Unlike many museums, this one took us at least 2.5 hours to go through. I feel that if we soaked...More

Thank theoutfield33
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This museum presents the local history very well and in a easy to understand format. There are 3 floors to this museum and we gave it 2 hours to go through, which was just a bit of a tight schedule, I would suggest 2 1/2...More

Thank BernieandJune
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank USexplorernerd1
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...More

1  Thank kimlovesfl
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Mercedez W
24 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
11 February 2017|
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Response from kimlovesfl | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they do, but not sure.
Jennifer R
24 September 2016|
Response from spanishtn | Reviewed this property |
Did not see that.