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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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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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Relaxing and informative

This is a lovely little spot to visit when you're ready for a break from the sun. The tour guides are knowledgeable and the cottage is lovely. The history lesson of the area is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely little spot to visit when you're ready for a break from the sun. The tour guides are knowledgeable and the cottage is lovely. The history lesson of the area is quite interesting.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Palm Cottage is the oldest house in Naples and through the history of the house you gain a vivid account of the history of Naples itself. Our guide was excellent - very informative with a sense of humour. The tour took about an hour and in addition a film of Naples old timers was available as well as a self... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped by Palm Cottage on a rainy afternoon and enjoyed a wonderfully informative tour with Jerry. The tour is really worthwhile because it explained the fascinating history of the house and all of its previous owners and provided a window on the historic development of Naples.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by on a weekday afternoon while the cottage was decorated for the holidays. Sat on the front porch and enjoyed the breeze on a hot sunny day waiting for the docent to begin the personally guided tour. Nancy was so informative and made the history come alive with stories. Don't miss this little gem that gives a glimpse of... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a wonderful way to look back at Olde Naples and experience a different lifestyle at a different time.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I recommend a visit to the Palm Cottage, particularly during the Christmas season, to catch a glimpse of old Naples and the history behind this beautiful city. My friend and I visited during the end of December and were pleased to see a well restored example of early architecture and in-depth information about life in Naples at the time of... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for some history in a city buried with commercialism and condos this is the place. The Palm Cottage is a well preserved example of a simpler time when vacationing meant adventure and immersion. Here you will find great stories of the founders and players that made Naples, FL a destination. The docents are well versed in... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Beautifully maintained 'early', but obviously well built, residence just a few blocks from Naples Pier (the pier is fun: long boardwalk over water). Our guide explained history of the 'cottage', various owners and their contributions/impact on development of Naples and southern Florida. Furnishings not original but wonderful donations from residents/supporters. Loved it. Great historical background. Gardens are beautiful. Not necessariy... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We fortunate to visit the Palm cottage at Christmas time. Every room is decorated in a quaint old fashioned way. The tour was extremely informative with many excerpts of the people who lived there. To experience what life was like in Naples before roads, air conditioning, and modern building materials was a step back in time. If it were not... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The Palm Cottage is the oldest home in an area that was once just palm trees and beach. This "cottage" is much more than it seems! The porch in front opens to a lovely two-story home whose rooms hold the story of the founding of present-day Naples. The guide told that story with humor and easily answered our many questions.... More 

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