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

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 9 am - 4 pm
Closed Monday

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.
Free Admission.

Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek

Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm
Closed Monday

The Pioneer Village is a 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 more than 70 years. Chickees & Cow Camp Fundraiser Help us reach our $7,000 goal by September 30, 2020. The Seminole chickees and cow camp at Pioneer Village are […]

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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Purple Heart Day: August 7

Purple Heart Day: August 7

Honoring Private 1st Class Oscar Lee Padgett August 7 is Purple Heart Day. The Purple Heart is presented to those killed or injured while serving with the United States military. Gen. George Washington, commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, created the Badge of Military Merit on August 7, 1782. The first Badge of Military Merit was awarded to three Revolutionary soldiers in 1783. The award later […]

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Osceola History announces access program for low-income families

Osceola History announces access program for low-income families

Osceola History announces access program for low-income families Museums for All to increase accessibility of high-quality museum learning resources  Osceola History announces that it has joined Museums for All, 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 […]

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August 2020 Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter

The Osceola History newsletter for August 2020 is now available. Read back-to-school memories from some of our Facebook followers and learn about our efforts to repair and restore the Seminole chickens and cow camp at Pioneer Village. Click here to read the newsletter. If you would like future Osceola History news delivered direct to your inbox, please complete the form below.

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