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Reasons to Visit the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum

Posted by Krystal McIntee on Sep 12, 2016 9:30:00 AM


The Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum located at 4155 W. Vine St. Kissimmee, FL 34741 is a stop you must make! The hours of operation are from 9:00AM to 5:00PM, 7 days a week. The Osceola County Welcome Center and Welcome Center is closed on major holidays and the admission is FREE.


The Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum was created in partnership with the Osceola County and the Osceola County Historical Society to teach locals and visitors about the county’s rich history.


Welcome_Center__-_Visit_Orlando.jpgThe center is comprised of 4 realistic dioramas showcasing different habitats that you could encounter while in Osceola County: swamplands, pine flatwoods, oak hammock, and lakefront. Each exhibit features an interactive display and a scavenger hunt. If you are looking for a unique experience and are yearning to learn more about Osceola County this is the place to come!


If you are wondering why you should stop by to see us at the Welcome Center and History Museum, here are a few reasons:


Baby Gators

That’s right, baby gators! Here at the Welcome WC_-_gators_-_Krystal_McIntee_-_8.11.16.jpgCenter and History Museum we have partnered with Gatorland to house 4 baby alligators. You’ll come across these reptiles while walking from the Oak-Hammock display to the Lakefront area. If you look closely you might be able to see a turtle or two.

Homemade Sweet Tea

Walk through our front doors and let us welcome you with our southern hospitality and willingness to teach you about Osceola County’s history. Enjoy complimentary Sweet Tea as you walk at your own pace through the museum. Our Sweet Tea is made fresh every day and tastes best while relaxing in our rocking chairs on our front porch!

Unique Rental Facility

Is your birthday or anniversary coming up? Have you been looking for a unique place to host a shower, company party or meeting? The holidays are right around the corner so look no further! We offer a multi-purpose room that seats 50 and includes a mini kitchen. There is also a screened room that overlooks the creek and would be great for any outdoor occasion. For more information on our rental facility visit http://osceolahistory.org/museum-rental/

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Discount on Attractions

Here at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum we offer The Real Florida Adventure Pass at a discounted price. With this pass you are able to visit The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek, Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek, and Wild Florida. We also have discounted attraction tickets to some of our favorite parks such as Gatorland, Disney, Legoland and more so stop by and get your tickets today!


History and Information

OCHS_Oak_Hammock_Exhibit.jpgThe number one reason to visit the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum is of course the HISTORY! We provide information on the whole county, local attractions, restaurants, services, and lodging. Learn about the different habitats of Osceola County, along with some of the county’s most influential people such as Hamilton Disston, Henry Flagler, the Cadman Family and many more. You will also learn about historical places in Osceola County such as Yeehaw Junction’s Dessert Inn, Makinson’s Hardware Store, and The Silver Spurs Rodeo.



Make our front porch your first stop!

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The Osceola County Historical Society is focused on preserving Osceola County’s rich, cultural history while sharing it with others. This blog is perfect for just that. 

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  • Osceola County History
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