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“Elegant view of the Gilded Age” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Henry Morrison Flagler Museum

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum
1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480
561 655 2833
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Palm Beach
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Henry Flagler's 73-room mansion which contains many of the original furnishings as well as an art collection.
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“Elegant view of the Gilded Age”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Go here! The guided tour provides a historical background to the development of Florida by Henry Flagler. The museum is his house where he entertained the wealthy of the time.

Visited December 2011
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“Gorgeous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Impressive place. Take the audio tour so that you can go at your own pace and choose to hear more information if you so choose

Visited November 2012
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Stuart, Florida
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“What a cool place. Lots of antiques...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Want to see what the Uber rich lived like back in the early 1900's then this place is worth the trip. Closest thing I have seen to this is San Simeon in Cali.

Visited April 2012
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Lewisville, Texas
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“Excellent, beautiful example of a Golden Age mansion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This is well worth a visit. It is almost on a par with Hearst Castle and definitely on a par with many other great Golden Age mansions I have visited. There is ample parking and they offer an excellent hand-held audio tour as well as live, guided tours.

The grounds are beautiful, as are all of the rooms, which are richly decorated in period pieces, furniture and decorations. Flagler was a founding partner of Standard Oil and was responsible for much of the development of Florida. For history buffs, there is ample discussion of this on the audio tour and in displays. There is also a small museum area, which when I was there, had a great exhibition of the history of the America's Cup.

You can tour it in about an hour, and it is well worth a visit.

Visited November 2012
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“Beautiful old masion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This mansion offers you a real insight into how the rich and famous lived.
The Mansion was restored several years ago and has very good docents who take you around.
The glass enclosed pavillion houses the train that the couple used and restaurant services.
its pricey to get visit but well worth it

Visited October 2012
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