RELOCATED AND REPRISED
The Heritage House Museum of Orange County, located at its revised location next to Orange’s Central Plaza, was once home to Orange native Jimmy Ochiltree Sims and his family. Built by Sims in 1902, the home remained in the family for seventy-five years until coming under the stewardship of the Heritage House Association of Orange County. Relocated in order to accommodate the construction of Central Plaza, the house was restored to its 1919 iteration. The house is a two-story with an attic and constructed entirely of native pine. The house features five fireplaces with mantles of wood and brick, including a corner fireplace made with paint-sculptured brick. Ceilings are ten feet high on the first floor and nine on the second. Details include pine railing and posts along the central stairwell and varnished longleaf pine baseboards and moldings. In its service as a museum, the splendid example of simplified, turn of the century architecture provides a reflection of the lifestyle of an upper middle class family of the era.
Heritage House Museum
Adults: $3, Adults 50+: $2, Students: $1
Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.