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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 #20 of 52 Attractions in Naples
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage is Naples oldest house (1895) and listed in the...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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Saint Albans, Vermont
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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

Thank you for your support. We appreciate it! More 

Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This 1895 historic "cottage" was actually the annex to the famous old Naples Hotel, razed in 1962 after Hurricane Donna. Bravo to the Historical Society for 'rescuing' this gorgeous "cottage" from a town that still does not honor historical preservation. The cottage today has a a lush Victorian interior housing all sorts of precious objects of interest from Naples' past.... More 

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

Thank you for your positive comments. We appreciate your support! More 

Yonkers, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Take a cool trip back in time to an easier way of living or so we think, The cottage is appointed beautifully and tells a great story of the history of Naples. The Naples Hotel and the local area. Great trip fun and educational at the same time...

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

Hope you enjoyed the Cottage in it's traditional Christmas splendor! Thank you for your support! More 

Dunedin, Florida
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321 reviews 321 reviews
154 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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

Historic Palm Cottage is quite a bit more grand and elegant inside than it appears on the outside. Come back and visit soon, we are always in the process of keeping history alive! More 

Dunedin, Florida
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154 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
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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Napleshistoricalsoci, Public Relations Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Amazing that Historic Palm Cottage has withstood FOUR hurricanes and is still standing as proud as ever. Thank you for your support! More 

Winter Garden, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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 

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