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Barnacle State Historic Site

3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133 (Coconut Grove)
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Ranked #37 of 120 Attractions in Miami
Type: Historic Sites
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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