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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 #33 of 122 attractions in Miami
Type: Historic Sites
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
38 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Coconut Grove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Beautiful State Park in Coconut Grove. Historic home surrounded by nature and the bay. Great staff and volunteers run fun family events, movies and concerts. A true treasure!

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This was in the guide book but to be honest it didn't do it justice. It is very interesting if you are interested in plants or the early days of miami and the life then this is perfect for you. Stunning views over the sea when you get to the bottom of the garden.

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