Hours and Admission Prices
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Noon - 5 p.m.
On the Third Thursday of each month, we offer free admission from 5 to 8 p.m.
We are closed for certain events and major holidays, including Memorial Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Call 407-836-8500 for more information.
All History Center visitors with paid admission receive validation for two hours of free parking in the Library Garage at 112 E. Central Blvd. (one parking validation per party of visitors). Historical Society members receive validation for four hours of parking in the library parking garage.
General Admission Prices
Seniors (55+) $7
Students & Military $7* (with valid I.D.)
Children (Ages 5-12) $6
Children (Ages 4 and under) Free
Orange County Employees Free
Florida Educators Free
(all levels of education, including colleges and universities)
Museums for All Ticket Free
AAA/CAA Members 15% off regular admission
OCLS Library Cardholders $2 off regular admission
Wells'Built Combo Ticket $10
"EXPLORE MORE HISTORY" TICKET
Enjoy admission to the Orange County Regional History Center and the Wells’Built Museum of African American History and Culture for just $10. Visitors to the History Center and the Wells’Built can purchase the joint ticket at either museum and can travel between them on the Grapefruit line of the free downtown LYMMO shuttle service (visit golynx.com). The joint ticket does not need to be redeemed on the same day for both locations and is valid for one year from date of purchase.
The Wells’Built Museum, at 511 W. South Street, Orlando, FL 32805, is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m – 5 p.m. The museum is also open the second weekend of each month, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
and Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m. History Center members receive free admission to the Wells'Built.
MUSEUMS FOR ALL
Museums for All is a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. The program grants free admission to the History Center for up to four people for those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Similar free and reduced admission is available to eligible members of the public at more than 500 museums across the country. Museums for All is part of the History Center’s broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome all audiences.
BLUE STAR MUSEUMS
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserves, and their families. The 2021 Blue Star Museums program begins on Armed Forces Day—Saturday, May 15, 2021, and ends on Labor Day—Monday, September 6, 2021.
Join us for some sensory-friendly fun for the whole family! Explore our newest temporary exhibition, Giants, Dragons, and Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures, and enjoy themed activities throughout the museum. Sundays, noon – 4 p.m., on these dates: November 14, 2021, December 19, 2021, and January 16, 2022. Free admission on Sensory Sundays for individuals with valid proof of ASGO membership.
The History Center is handicapped accessible with elevators on every floor. Two handicapped parking spaces are available on the north side of the building on E. Washington Street.
TEMPERATURES ARE USUALLY COOL IN THE MUSEUM. A LIGHT JACKET OR SWEATER IS RECOMMENDED.
General admission tickets are valid for permanent and limited-run exhibitions. Paid special events require separate ticketing. Some events require advance reservations. Prices and times subject to change. Our building and facilities are handicap accessible. We gladly accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover cards.
Admission to the History Center is always free for all Orange County employees (with your employee badge) and also free on the 2nd weekend of every month for up to six family members who accompany employees.
In partnership with Bank of America, the History Center offers free admission on the first full weekend of every month for Bank of America/Merrill Lynch cardholders. Just present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Credit or Debit Card and a valid photo ID and the cardholder receives free admission! For more information go to: Bank of America Museums on Us®. Offer valid for cardholder only. Not valid for fundraising or ticketed events. Not to be combined with other discounts or offers. Offer valid first full weekend of each month.