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Barnacle State Historic Site

Address: 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133 (Coconut Grove)
Phone Number: 305-448-9445
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Ranked #36 of 103 Attractions in Miami
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fri - Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Washington, DC area
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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

This state park is well worth the visit. I recommend going at a time when you can catch a tour of the house. My husband and I went on a Monday morning and had the tour guide to ourselves. She was gracious, showing us both the house and boat house. We liked hearing the history of the home, and were... More 

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Miami, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

The last remnants of Ralph Munroe's legacy in Miami. The house is an amazing structure, created to take in the seasons of South Florida. The property is set in a beautiful hammock leading to a wonderful bayside view. Definitely worth visiting if you want to learn about Miami's history.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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153 reviews 153 reviews
33 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

This state park is a jewel in Coconut Grove that takes you back to when Miami was just struggling homesteaders in a tropical jungle

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New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

Kind of neglected spot. I would have liked to have leaned more. No one on site to answer any questions at 3:00 in the afternoon on a Saturday. Felt like we were walking around someones yard and peeking into the house.

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Long Beach, Mississippi
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143 reviews 143 reviews
37 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

While walking near the bustling Cocowalk in Miami, I stumbled across this wonderful Florida State Park. It has a short trail through the original coastal habitat called a Hammock. Once you enter into the open space of the park, you will come across several buildings that have maintained their standing despite several massive hurricanes hitting them. The story of the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2011

This amazing house and tour and land is a great way to experience what very early Miami was like. Loved it!!!

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Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2009

If you're spending any time in Coconut Grove, this park is definitely worth your time. It's a nice shaded walk to the water, and the Barnacle House is absolutely beautiful. The plant life is gorgeous and it's the perfect way to revisit old Florida.

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2009

The Barnacle is an extraordinary piece of Miami history and fascinating in its own right. Ralph Middleton Munroe, a devotee of the Transcendentalist movement, built this property in the midst of what was then a completely undeveloped and very wild Miami. His house is a marvel of engineering that has weathered many hurricanes and come through virtually unscathed. Our tour... More 

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