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“Unique” 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 15 attractions in Palm Beach
Type: Museums, History Museums
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Owner description: Henry Flagler's 73-room mansion which contains many of the original furnishings as well as an art collection.
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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“Unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

a must see! The Guide is a wonderful german Lady, knows a lot of amusing anecdotes.We visit the place several Times. It feels like europa.

Visited October 2012
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Nyack, NY
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“A Delightful Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

It's best to plan a two hour visit to this magnificent mansion. The 55 room house, the gardens and the views are wonderful. Mixed within the rooms are exhibits on the Flagler family.

The "Guilded Age" comes to life.

Also not to be missed is the Museum's Cafe des Beaux Arts and it's formal Tea. Timed reservations are recommended. See the Museum's website.

Visited February 2013
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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“Great place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

This is a don't miss if you're not allergic to opulence or totally not interested in American history of the Belle Époque. There are tours, but just walking around on your own with the guide leaflet or the audio guide works fine, too.
Don't miss the pavilion with the train car. There, you also find the excellent café. We had their fixed menu tea, with delicious little sandwiches, "hot tea" and very good pink lemonade. Great and friendly service.

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West Palm Beach
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“A Glimpse into America's Gilded Age”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

If one is in the Palm Beaches on an extended stay, or if one has a particular interest in the art and architecture of the Gilded Age of American history, then plan to devote one morning or afternoon to the Flagler Museum. The centerpiece of the property is “Whitehall,” a grand mansion built as a winter home by Henry Morrison Flagler in 1902. One will gain a glimpse into the privileged lifestyle of that period as well as an appreciation of Mr. Flagler's importance as a foundational figure in the history of South Florida (Palm Beach in particular). If possible, plan to visit during the Christmas season, as the decorations are exceptional, but at any time of the year, plan to take a docent-led tour.

Visited December 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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“Versailles of the South ... :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I have been enamored by sumptuous castles all across Europe, but the United States has few manors which can even begin to compare. Having grown up in Palm Beach, I visited the Flagler often as a child, but a visit this week surprised me. This stately manor has been beautifully transformed into a world class time machine. A visit to this Florida Chateau (sounds even funny to say ... ) will transport you back a hundred years to the sumptuous days of yore ... hand carved porticos, marble statues, frescoed ceilings, spectacular furnishings and Henry's Railroad Car which once stood baking in the sun and drowning in the rain when I was a child, and NOW is cradled in a world class Glass Pavillion overlooking the Intercoastal Waterway. Bravo to the Flagler Museum Society for taking such meticulous attention to detail!

Visited January 2013
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