Orman House Historic State Park

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Living room at Orman House Historic State Park

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Address:

177 5th Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320

Region:

Northwest

Phone:

850.653.1209

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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 tiny town become one of the Gulf Coast’s most important cotton exporting ports during the mid-19th century. The house features details of both Federal and Greek revival styles with wooden mantelpieces, molded plaster cornices and wide heart-pine floorboards. Visit the adjoining Chapman Botanical Garden, which features a butterfly garden, other botanical features, walkways and open spaces.