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Barnacle State Historic Site

Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
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Address: 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133
Phone Number: 305-448-9445
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Fri - Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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very interesting place to visit

There is a lot to learn about the history of South Florida in the late 1800s and early 1900s in this place. Make sure to go in time for the house tour, because that's the really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

There is a lot to learn about the history of South Florida in the late 1800s and early 1900s in this place. Make sure to go in time for the house tour, because that's the really interesting part. Will come again some time to check on the events they organize in the evenings, been told they are nice.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A walk in the forest to reach a large grass area where you are supposed to imagine the life of ancient pioneers settled in the area, with the help of a reconstructed house. The view on the bay is nice though.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My title says it all. I wandered into it whilst staying in the area and was pleased to have done so but don't make a special trip!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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17 helpful votes 17 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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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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