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Orman House Historic State Park

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Accessible Parking
Beaches
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Boat Tours
Camping
Concessions
Entrance Fee
Fishing
Hiking, Walking
Historic Site
Interpretive Exhibit
Lodge
Museum
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Paddling Ramp
Pavilion
Picnic
Playground
Restrooms
Shower
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Water Fountain
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  • Orman House Historic State Park, Chapman Botanical Gardens, & Three Soldiers Detail - gardens
  • Orman House Historic State Park, Chapman Botanical Gardens, & Three Soldiers Detail - statue
  • Orman House Historic State Park, Chapman Botanical Gardens, & Three Soldiers Detail - histric Orman House

177 5th Street 

Apalachicola, FL 32320

850-653-1209

http://floridastateparks.org

Access for All
Accessible Parking
Entrance Fee
Hiking, Walking
Historic Site
Museum
Restrooms

Built in 1838 by Thomas Orman, this antebellum home overlooks the Apalachicola River, and was used for both business and social gatherings. Orman was a cotton merchant and businessman in Apalachicola from 1834 to the 1880s. He helped the small town become one of the Gulf Coast’s most important cotton exporting ports during the 19th century. Visit the adjoining Chapman Botanical Garden, which honors Dr. Alvin Chapman. Enjoy the butterfly garden, other botanical features, walkways and open spaces. Also enjoy the Three Soldiers Detail, a bronze replica of the Vietnam memorial statue in Washington, D.C..

Hiking and Walking

Chapman Botanical Gardens & Three Soldiers Detail, Orman House State Park Complex

Activity Time: 45 minutes

Paved parking at either Orman House or Champman Gardens with paved walkway connecting all three sites. 

Reviews & Comment

"Excelllent complex of sites"

"The statue is remarkable"

Orman House Historic State Park, Chapman Botanical Gardens, & Three Soldiers Detail - walkway
Chapman Botanical Gardens
Orman House Historic State Park Complex - Three Soldiers Statue
Museum Center and Grounds

Museum and Grounds

Activity Time: 1 hour

Paved parking to ramp, with two switchbacks to entrance, can't access upstairs, but photographs of contents available. 

Reviews & Comments

"Ranger Mike made me feel like I lived there"

"Lovely furnishings"

Orman House Historic State Park Complex - Historic Orman House
Orman House Historic State Park Complex - walkway to complex from Orman House

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