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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 #37 of 120 Attractions in Miami
Type: Historic Sites
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Oakland Park, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Nice state park in the middle of urban Miami. The walkway to the house is very plush and beautiful, green and tropical. The house is nice, the is a charge to take house tour. Free if you want to stroll and enjoy the open yard and bay view. Sad though on both sides of the park are condos that take... More

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

It's a short walk through the hammocks to the site, but in that short time you will be eaten alive by all the mosquitoes if you don't come prepared. It's a nice little spot for a picnic but there's really not much to see. The waterfront area is pretty small. It's only a $2 donation to get in and a... More

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Miami, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I understand it is historic but honestly there is nothing to see. If you want go see it, look at water, shrug shoulders and leave. Then you do not need to visit again for about 20 years.. If you went to eat across the street, drank too much and wanted to burn off the buzz then it will work.

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Miami, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The area is located in Coconut Grove and you can see the museum/home of a pioneer in our area Monroe' old home ,the park itself is small but nice and is on the water,after this visit you can walk to the Grove and eat at many restaurants in the area

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Cooper City, Florida
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60 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Located in historic, trendy downtown Coconut Grove, Barnacle State Historic Site is well worth your time. Park nearby in public parking ($12/day) and you'll also be set for browsing shops and restaurants in the downtown area. Built in 1891 by Commodore Ralph Monroe, the Barnacle House is the oldest house in its original location in Miami-Dade County. Walk down a... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I think you have to review this place in proportion to the cost of entry which including the tour is only $5. Bearing that in mind I think it is great value and a very interesting place when taken in context with the history of the local area. If you already know about Merrick, Deering, Flagler etc then you will... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Close by and for a small donation of 2$ each, worth the history lesson. Located right on Biscayne bay

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Miami, Florida
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12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Barnacle offers a simple, small town 4th of July celebration. Hot dogs cooked on the grill, kite flying, croquette and live music. It's nothing fancy, but it is a very relaxing way to spend the holiday.

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Dallas, Texas
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366 reviews 366 reviews
230 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I enjoyed my visit to this attraction. It was home to a boat builder and was one of the first homes in the area. A very humble sort of place in a beautiful setting, but really not worth going out of your way to see.

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Plantation, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Is a cool piece of property right in coconut grove so if you have an hour to spare or are just strolling around is a nice leisurely walk down to the dock with bay views, don't forget your mosquito spray.

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