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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.


An Evolving Community Resource

The Orange County Regional History Center is working to build an even better experience while we continue to recover from the pandemic’s considerable effects on our resources. We’re deep in the exploration stages of fully renovating and updating our current exhibitions and seeking ways to expand the History Center.

Much has changed since the History Center opened more than two decades ago. We are honored by our national awards, Smithsonian Affiliation, and accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, and have spent the past several years researching and growing our collection to better reflect the experience of our entire Central Florida community.

We also continue to offer more diverse programming and special exhibitions on topics we plan to include in our future visitor experience. This work takes thoughtful time and care, and we go forward with dedication to building strong relationships across the community and engaging in meaningful conversations. As always, we welcome your participation and encourage you to share your thoughts through our contact form.

Coming up: Lunch & Learns, Family Days, and more


Education Programs
Our school field trips, school break camps, and home school days are designed to spark creativity and enhance knowledge. We also feature programs for Boy and Girl Scouts.

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Historic Resources
The Joseph L. Brechner Research Center offers researchers a wealth of resources about Central Florida, including more than 17,000 images depicting the area.

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Plan Your Event
Don’t just have an event — make history! We have many choices for the perfect downtown venue for weddings, parties, meetings, conventions, conferences, and more.

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