This 1920s neoclassical-revival building, located in downtown Orlando, is home to a fascinating history museum: The Orange County Regional History Center. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution supported by the Historical Society of Central Florida, this museum explores 12,000 years of Central Florida's history. Watch the video below to see some of what it has to offer.
Permanent exhibitions at the museum include an overview of African American history in the region, an exploration of the state's rich aviation history, information on the various indigenous tribes who first lived in the area, and a comprehensive look at the region's natural environment. There are also permanent exhibitions on the state's citrus and tourism industries, as well as an array of temporary exhibitions on a wide range of topics.
The Orange County Regional History Center is open Monday-Saturday from 10 AM - 5 PM, and Sunday noon-5 PM. Adult tickets re $8 with discounts for seniors, military, youth and children. Florida Educators and County Employees get in for free, and there is also a discount for AAA/CAA members and Library Card holders. For more information and to purchase tickets online, tap the link below.
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