Experiences & Amenities
Explore the park in a new and challenging way. Experienced Geocachers have requested permission to hide caches containing trinkets, treasures, or information in various places around the park. Please check the Geocaching website for the most current and up-to-date information and clues to locate these caches.
Come have a picnic at one of the picnic tables in Chapman Botanical Gardens. Park style grills are available for your use. Consumption of alcohol beverages is prohibited, except during park-sanctioned events where alcohol is permitted within designated areas.
The Orman House Historic State Park is committed to providing a variety of accessible amenities to all of its visitors. Those amenities include:
- Accessible house tours
- Sidewalks around the Orman House, Chapman Botanical Gardens, and Veteran's Memorial Plaza
Take a stroll and find yourself swept away into periods long since forgotten. On one path, visitors will find the Orman House Historic State Park, featuring the 1838 antebellum home of Thomas Orman. Just across the street, visitors can discover Northwest Florida's natural flora at Chapman Botanical Garden, built in honor of Dr. Alvan Chapman, a prominent southern botanist and 1800s resident of Apalachicola. Time stands still in the garden, where visitors can find a place of solitude to read a book, start a new painting or watch the butterflies in the butterfly garden. Sidewalks connect from the parking lots and wind in and around the gardens.
Interpretive exhibits are available.
The house is open daily for hourly guided tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Monday. A fee of $2 per person is charged. Children 5 and under are free. The gardens and grounds of the Orman House may be rented for special events. Please call the park for further information. Concrete sidewalks and a small ramp lead from the parking lots to the entrance to the house. Digital photos and a photo book are available to see the second story of the house.