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“Nice hidden place in Coconut Grove” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Barnacle State Historic Site

Barnacle State Historic Site
3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133 (Coconut Grove)
305-448-9445
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Ranked #45 of 108 Attractions in Miami
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Miami, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Nice hidden place in Coconut Grove”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The entrance is free so it's worth it anyway if you are passing through Coconut grove. There is a sweeping view on the sea, it's great to have a picnic on the grass and the house is interesting. Lots of mosquitoes during the wet season.

Visited June 2012
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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“Only worth it if you get to go inside”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I had decided to visit the Barnacle State Historic Site since it was near my hotel. The walk up to the house was nice. There were interpretive signs along the hammock, which ended up being the only thing I got to check out. There is a $2 entrance fee that you pay along the way by putting the money in an envelope inside a big yellow post. At no point until you reach the house are you informed that you have to be on a tour to go inside. The tour costs more and only offered a few times a day.

Unless you know what time the tour is, expect to waste a day if you really are intent to see this site. It would've been nice to learn about some history, but they don't seem to care to share it with you.

Visited April 2013
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Bennington, New Hampshire, Usa
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“Hidden Jewel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We were looking for South Beach and we came up on this hidden treasure. For $2 you get a walk through a lovely wooded trail with sign markers giving information along the way. At the end of the walk is the house that goes with the park. Check this out while in Miami.

Visited April 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Well worth the Visit, a Great break from the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

It was well worth the visit, a refreshing break from the city. A lot of history. For only $2, you get a glance into Miami history.

Visited March 2013
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Taylor, Michigan
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“It takes only a little time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

In the heart of Coconut Grove and if you have dinner reservations, it's easy to come a little early and walk through it. For all the hectic, business of Miami area, it is a nice way just to relax a little and enjoy. Also there is the history surrounding it

Visited March 2013
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