Plan your visit
The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a historic courthouse in the heart of downtown Orlando, offers four floors of exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Central Florida’s rich heritage. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum also offers visiting exhibitions and a wide range of programs for families, children, and adults.
Selections from the vast and varied collections of the Historical Society of Central Florida illustrate Central Florida’s fascinating past.Explore our past
As an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the History Center presents limited-run exhibitions of great depth and insight.On display now
Coming up: Lunch & Learns, Transportation History & The Accidental Historian
Around the museum
- 16 OctRead more about Historical Society to honor Fairolyn Livingston
The Historical Society of Central Florida will present its 2019 Donald A. Cheney Award to Fairolyn H. Livingston, chief historian of the Hannibal Square Heritage Center in Winter Park. The presentation is slated for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, at the Orange County Regional History Center.
- 03 OctRead more about History Center offers Free Admission through Oct. 13
Admission to the Orange County Regional History Center will be free to all through Sunday, October 13, to coincide with Orlando’s Come Out with Pride festival.
- 27 AugRead more about Expert to Speak on Latin American Culture
Prof. Luis Martínez-Fernández honors Hispanic Heritage Month on September 15. Prof. Luis Martínez-Fernández rinde honor al Mes de la Herencia Hispana el 15 de septiembre.
- 15 AugRead more about Are We There Yet? Central Florida’s Transportation History
This new fall series offers a more in-depth look at the relationship between the growth of the region and the various means by which people arrived here and then moved around within the region.
What our visitors are saying about their experience
I want to thank the staff at the History Center for my daughter’s experience this summer [at camp]. Every staff member has been kind, talented and prepared – and helped nurture my daughter’s love of invention and creation. She deeply enjoyed the program. Thank you!Ximena Cordova Palma
I just have to tell you what a spectacular time our classes had today! The kids talked about it all afternoon, and all of our teachers raved about it! How early is too early to book for next year?Teacher Judy Lindquist, Andover Elementary School
The exhibits were interesting and well put together. I particularly enjoyed all the information about Florida’s citrus industry. Exhibits focusing on tourism were a close second favorite. Staff was helpful, and we enjoyed the optional audio tour.Halee Pearl
Great local museum! Took our daughter when she was 3 and she loved it. She asked to go back and at 5 she loved it even more! If you live in central Florida, or are visiting, you really need to check it out!Joanna Bond