Built in 1838 by Thomas Orman, this antebellum home overlooks the Apalachicola River, and was used for both business and social gatherings. Orman was a cotton merchant and businessman in Apalachicola from 1840 to the 1870s. He helped the tiny town become one of the Gulf Coast's most important cotton exporting ports during the mid-19th century. The house features details of both federal and Greek revival styles with wooden mantelpieces, molded plaster cornices, and wide heart-pine floorboards. For a small fee, guided tours are offered hourly.Visit the adjoining Chapman Botanical Garden and Three Soldiers Detail, the gardens honor Dr. Alvin Chapman, enjoy the butterfly garden and other botanical features, walkways and open space. The Three Soldiers Detail is a bronze replica of the Vietnam memorial statue in Washington D.C.