The Orange County Regional History Center is a private non-profit history museum located in downtown Orlando, Florida, United States. Located in the historic Orange County Courthouse, the five-story museum consists of exhibits presenting local and regional history starting from 12,000 years ago.
In 1892, a red-brick courthouse was built in the newly established city limits of Orlando. In 1927, a neoclassical building, now the current home of the History Center, was added and became the main courthouse. When the red-brick courthouse was demolished in 1957, the Board of County Commissioners established a historical commission to carry on the work. In 1960 a Courthouse annex was built next to the 1927 Courthouse. In 1976 the Orange County Historical Museum in Orlando's Loch Haven Park opened and became the precursor to the History Center. In 1989, the Courthouse annex closed due to asbestos. In 1995, Orange County debuted its current, high-rise courthouse, and a task force of community leaders unanimously recommended that the 1927 courthouse become a larger, regional history museum. In 1998 the Courthouse annex was demolished and Heritage Park was built on the site. The Orange County Regional History Center opened in September 2000.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||12:00 – 5:00 PM|
Genesis C. | Jan 14, 2018
This is a cool place to go and find out about the history of Orlando and Florida. There are plenty of interesting and interactive exhibits. There are multiple floors that are all chronologically ordered by time period and easy to follow! Great place for kids or couples that want to do something out of the ordinary. The people at the customer service counter are helpful and fun to talk to!
Tory McKee | Feb 24, 2018
I LOVE this museum!!!! I always take my visitors to this museum, & they all love it too. Great way to learn about the full history of the Orlando metropolitan area beyond Mickey Mouse & Disney.
Joseph Brown | Dec 19, 2017
If you are interested in how Orlando came to be then a visit here is in order. Orlando has a strange and sordid past. Disney is not a true representation of the real Orlando. Keep an eye out for the 2018 History in a Glass events. Cocktails and history are a fun combination!
Tosha Arnett | Feb 27, 2018
This museum is a great place to learn the history of Orlando! I've never had a bad experience when I've gone and the price to get in is 10.00
Hamid Chefchaouni | Feb 20, 2018
I didn’t have a chance to visit the center yet, but the building looks great from the outside in a very nice location. The price is very affordable; I will have a chance to adjust my review after my visit
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