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Barnacle State Historic Site

3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133 (Coconut Grove)
305-448-9445
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Ranked #32 of 85 Attractions in Miami
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Edinburgh
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I didn't arrive at the right time to see the interior of the house so was just able to walk around the extremely small park. There is a short walk through a very narrow forest, then the ugly house, a large lawn and the water. None of it was particularly attractive or interesting.

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Dayton, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We lived in the area for a couple of years and we were visiting the area again with friends last week and decided to travel to Coconut Grove. We literally stumbled upon the park by accident and decided to take the nice shady walk through Barnacle Park. We enjoyed seeing all the lush and pristine vegetation and trees along the... More

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

July is HOT in Florida and I usuaully stay inside as much as possible. Our visit, while hot, was very tolerable, although a visit in Feruary would propanly be superb. We vivisited around mid-day and the visit was nice. We opted to stay for the house tour (although just touring the property is amazing). The house itself was really an... More

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Fort Lauderdale
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I used to be a "Grove" local, but moved to Broward in 2000. When I lived there, I visited the Barnacle often. It's been years since I have been there and I'm delighted to report that this is still a must see historic landmark if you are visiting Coconut Grove. The property is perfectly maintained and I loved the recent... More

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cardiff
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Spending a holiday in Miami and staying in Coconut Grove, we found this lovely place. Passed the entrance while walking home from a restaurant and read about it, so went the next morning. Lush vegetation as you walk down to the main house, lots of little lizards scuttling about, some beautiful trees to be seen. The house tours were not... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

It's a great evening of music and having a good time with friends. We go to almost all of the Friday night concerts.

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Miami Lakes, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I went there by coincidence. I was walking around Coconut grove and I found this park that the entry was free. I said let's go! It was pretty awesome. Beautiful view! Very relaxing.

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metro area Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Barnacle State Part sets off of Main Avenue in the heart of Coconut Grove. A walk down the path through lush tropical vegetation leads to the old homestead of Commodore Ralph Monroe built in 1891. Commodore Monroe was a highly respected yacht designer of his time. The small estate sits on Biscayne Bay and the grounds are lovely place to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

This was a great place to go for a walk! It was beautiful and a quite interesting! My husband and I sat down and just enjoyed the view and surrounding.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I found it so fascinating that you walk into the home and the house has no ac yet you feel a breeze at all times and its not boiling hot inside. I think if all homes were made like that florida homes wouldnt have so much issue with hurriicanes this house has survived them all the view is breath taking

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