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“Commodore Monroe's estate” 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 #38 of 120 Attractions in Miami
Type: Historic Sites
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metro area Washington, DC
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Commodore Monroe's estate”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Barnacle State Part sets off of Main Avenue in the heart of Coconut Grove. A walk down the path through lush tropical vegetation leads to the old homestead of Commodore Ralph Monroe built in 1891. Commodore Monroe was a highly respected yacht designer of his time. The small estate sits on Biscayne Bay and the grounds are lovely place to walk around or sit and look out over the Bay. The house is furnished the way the Commodore would have lived in it. An interesting part of Florida history tucked off of Main Avenue!

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

This was a great place to go for a walk! It was beautiful and a quite interesting! My husband and I sat down and just enjoyed the view and surrounding.

Visited October 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“this place is amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I found it so fascinating that you walk into the home and the house has no ac yet you feel a breeze at all times and its not boiling hot inside. I think if all homes were made like that florida homes wouldnt have so much issue with hurriicanes this house has survived them all the view is breath taking

Visited June 2013
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Coconut Grove
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“Beautiful State Park, Historical home on the water”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Beautiful State Park in Coconut Grove. Historic home surrounded by nature and the bay.
Great staff and volunteers run fun family events, movies and concerts.
A true treasure!

Visited August 2013
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“Stunning views over the sea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This was in the guide book but to be honest it didn't do it justice. It is very interesting if you are interested in plants or the early days of miami and the life then this is perfect for you. Stunning views over the sea when you get to the bottom of the garden.

Visited May 2013
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