Explore the History of Osceola County


Visit Our Locations

Come explore the amazing history of Osceola County and life in early Florida. During an interactive tour you can experience how people lived in the late 1800s at Pioneer Village, hear fun facts (and the sounds of Florida wildlife), and see award-winning exhibits at the History Museum.

Welcome Center & History Museum
Welcome Center & History Museum

Open Daily, 9 am - 5 pm

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

Pioneer Village
Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek

Open Daily, 10 am - 4 pm

The Pioneer Village is comprised of a permanent collection of authentic structures which once upon a time stood in different areas of Osceola County. They were carefully relocated to our present location and gently preserved to demonstrate how life was once lived before our modern times.

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Connect With Us


Founded in 1949, our mission is to preserve the rich, cultural history of Osceola County and share it with others. It is with your generosity that we have been able to showcase the area’s history for 70 years. In honor of our 70th anniversary in the fall of 2019, please consider giving to our $70 for 70 campaign.

Book a Tour

Groups of 15 or more people and tour guide operators can book a tour of Pioneer Village or the History Museum. Options include: Self-guided tour Guided tour with a trained docent Living history tour that will include re-enactors and demonstrations of early pioneer life in Florida. To request a date and pricing, please call 407-396-8644, ext. 2 or complete the request form below.

Become a Member

Become a member today and receive benefits including free admission, discounts, use of the research facility, special invitations, etc. You can also choose to join our Narcoossee or Soldier City chapters. There is no additional fee to join the Narcoossee Chapter. A fee of $10 will be added for Soldier City memberships. Chapter membership options are provided in the drop-down menu.

Become a Volunteer

As our organization grows so does our need for volunteers, no matter what amount of time you can give, we appreciate any service. Sign up and help preserve our county’s rich history. Below is a listing of volunteer opportunities available at the History Museum and at Pioneer Village. Greeter: We are looking for friendly faces who will welcome visitors and engage in conversations on local history. […]

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April 2020 Newsletter

April 2020 Newsletter

Click here to read the April 2020 Osceola History newsletter. If you would like to have future newsletters delivered to your inbox, please complete the form below.

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Mary Crankshaw was first county resident to receive Jefferson Award for Public Service

Mary Crankshaw was first county resident to receive Jefferson Award for Public Service

Mary was the youngest of three daughters born to Kelton L. and Mary Belle Gentry Pepper. She was born on July 6, 1908, in Atlanta, Georgia, and was raised as an Army brat, traveling with the family to the Philippines, Japan, China and the Panama Canal. This afforded her the opportunity to meet famous people, such as Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Gen. George Patton, actors […]

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Pioneer Village Coloring Pages

Pioneer Village Coloring Pages

Osceola History offers these coloring pages of four of the buildings at Pioneer Village. Click on the pictures below to download or print a PDF of the page for coloring. Cattleman’s Barn and Chicken Coop The barn at Pioneer Village is a restored barn from the 1930s. The barn was originally on the Partin ranch. The primary purpose of a barn such as this was […]

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