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Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage

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Address: Naples Historical Society, 137 12th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34106
Phone Number: 239-261-8164
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Description: Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage is Naples oldest house...
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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A Naples gem - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

We visited the Naples Palm Cottage on Saturday afternoon, May 2. There were few visitors, and we did not have to wait. Based on reviews I had read, we elected to watch the video... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Clermont, Florida
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Clermont, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We visited the Naples Palm Cottage on Saturday afternoon, May 2. There were few visitors, and we did not have to wait. Based on reviews I had read, we elected to watch the video of Naples "old-timers" recounting their lives in the mid-20th century. However, we found it to be pretty slow and thought it should only be watched AFTER... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We visited Palm Cottage, the oldest house in Naples. We took a docent tour and our guide, Jerry, was very informative and interesting. Included is a tour of the house, a video of interviews with long-time residents of the area and access to the gardens. Would recommend, especially for those who are interested in the history of the area.

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Estero, Florida
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39 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We went with friends to visit the Historic Palm Cottage after reading the many very good reviews on Trip Advisor and another site ... we were not disappointed. The Historical Society staff were very friendly and informative during the tour of this beautiful historic home and garden. A real look back in Naples history. If you have the time recommend... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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33 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Palm cottage has been visited by movie stars and Presidents alike. In its hay day, the gardens hosted many an elegant movie star party. The docents are well versed in the history. There is also a short video. A Christmas visit is favored for decorations.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Tours are available but friends advise the price is not worth it unless you feel led to make a donation. A nice walk around the perimeter showed us how earliest residents built cottages near the sea. Charming. Quite a contrast with the current architectural trends in this city.

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Naples, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

One of my sons was here for a visit. We took him on a rare rainy winter day. He was so impressed with the film,speaker,tour guides and property that he wrote about it on a blog he has. He happens to be a history buff and well read. Anytime he is able to learn anything about the history of anyplace... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Everyone who visits Naples should visit Palm Cottage! It's filled with history and stories from the past. The tour of the cottage combined with the walking tour of Olde Naples is so informative...let's one know how Naples got its start and continued to grow. Excellent tour!!

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

Thank you for your support. We count on reviews like yours to keep our mission alive! More 

Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is the oldest cottage in Naples and virtually the site of the first landings back in the 50s. We always take our friends round this as it is a charming little place.

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

Thank you for your continued support! More 

Saint Albans, Vermont
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I've seen Palm Cottage several times when visiting the Naples Pier but only recently thought to take the tour. For $10 you get an informative and entertaining docent guided tour of the cottage and surrounding property. Proceeds from the tours are used to support the Historical Society.

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

Thank you for visiting Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage. The Society is 100 % funded by tours and donations so we greatly appreciate your support in spreading the word! More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We did not stay for the movie portion, but the grounds are beautiful and the docent was informative and engaging. Glad we stopped to see it.

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

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