Hours and Admission Prices

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (special hours)

For the run of the Yesterday This Was Home: The Ocoee Massacre of 1920 exhibition, we will have extended operating hours to create a safe viewing experience for a greater number of people. On Sundays after October 3, we will open two hours earlier at 10 am. and stay open two hours earlier until 7 p.m. On Thursdays, we will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. We are closed for certain events and major holidays, including 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

Adults $8
Seniors (55+) $7
Students & Military $7* (with valid I.D.)
Children (Ages 5-12) $6
Children (Ages 4 and under) Free
Members 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

Buy Tickets

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 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.

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.


A free audio tour of the History Center's permanent exhibits is available at admissions, in both English and Spanish versions.


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.