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Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage

Address: Naples Historical Society, 137 12th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34106 (Old Naples)
Phone Number: 239-261-8164
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Ranked #21 of 45 Attractions in Naples
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage is Naples oldest house (1895) and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Open for house tours, historic district walking tours, garden tours, and full moon tours.

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Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The cottage was built in 1895 and is unique in that it was built using tabby or ground and heated and molded sea shells as is the fort in St. Augustine. Docents are very knowledgeable. Many photos of 4 famililies that wintered here. Regional paintings. Furnishing mostly from 1020's to 30's. Visit guest house and stroll thru the gardens with... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Check out the unique Florida masonery....shells etc. Notice the placements of windows and doors to catch the breezes and overhangs to provide shade. The furnishing are simple late 19th c.; the gardens represent the late 19th c view of gardens...practical.

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Winter Garden, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I recommend to do the tour, the volunteers are so friendly and love sharing the history of the Palm Cottage to their guests. Laura was so passionate about the history and gave us a fantastic tour, taking her time answering any questions we had.

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Wow, what a surprise when you go in the front door. The cottage looks small from street, but with 12 foot ceilings and a soaring staircase, the entry way was jaw dropping gorgeous. The pine wood floors and trim were beautiful. The guide started us on the porch and took us in every room, including the side yard. The history... More

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Naples
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I visited over Christmas when it was decorated and lit, and it's really a beautiful little area. The cottage provides a fascinating look at what life in Naples used to be like, and would be a great stop for any history enthusiasts who are visiting the area.

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Ann12NHS, Public Relations Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Historic Palm Cottage. Christmas at Palm Cottage is a wonderful time of year here. We appreciate your positive comments and hope you will return to visit us soon! We are open year round! More

Montrose, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is the oldest house in Naples and well worth the tour. The guide was informative, showed her love of the history and period pieces through out the home. Loved the old photographs and video. Has a very tropical, Key West, feel. Can't imagine how miserable it must have been with no electricity back in the old days. Palm Cottage... More

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Ann12NHS, Public Relations Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Palm Cottage and supporting us in our mission to preserve Naples History and Heritage for the community and future generations to enjoy. We are so glad you came! More

Charlottesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I are most favorably impressed with the oldest home in Naples. Palm Cottage is nicely decorated with some original and some period pieces of furniture and art. The tour guide shared her enthusiasm for newly acquired pieces. An example is the bell that was rung on the registration desk of the first hotel. I, too, can see... More

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Patti G, Public Relations Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it! Spread the word and come back soon. Thank you. More

Newton(Boston), MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Palm cottage is the oldest remaining building in Naples. It started its life as an annex for the large hotel (now a parking lot) that first brought people to Naples. House well-preserved, tour guide informatative, but the best part was the walking tour which takes you around the historical section of Naples and talks about the houses that haven't yet... More

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Patti G, Public Relations Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks for helping to preserve Naples history, one tour at a time! More

Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

went to the moon light tour on 2/14/14 and it was wonderful. The cottage is beautiful and the talk was very informative. Everyone living in or visiting naples, fl. should go. Joe and diane miranda naples fl.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I've lived in Naples for many years, but never visited the Palm Cottage and its beautiful gardens, or had the pleasure of a guided tour through the original neighborhood, until yesterday. It was fascinating! I have a new respect for the original 19th century tourists whose experiences were so different from ours today, and for the efforts of the Society... More

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