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Barnacle State Historic Site

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Hidden Gem in the Grove

Right on Biscayne Bay this historic state park is surrounded but almost a tropical forest and the... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2018
Miami, FL
Florida State Park Junior Ranger Badge!

My son collects Junior Ranger badges and although this isn't a national park, they had a Florida... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
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3485 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133-5915
Coconut Grove
+1 305-448-9445
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

My son collects Junior Ranger badges and although this isn't a national park, they had a Florida State Park one which he was happy to collect! He printed out and completed the packet prior to us leaving for our cruise so he just had to...More

Thank Tofurry
Reviewed August 22, 2018

The barnacle is the center point of history for early Biscayne Bay life in the Coconut Grove area. It exudes the feeling of the pioneer culture of the late 1800's so much that you can imagine being there at that time. The view of the...More

Thank 815nowellc
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice state park containing the house of Mr. Munroe an early settler of the area and ship builder. It is a nice area to do a short walk around and view the bay. Park is open 6 days a week ( closed...More

Thank David O
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Right on Biscayne Bay this historic state park is surrounded but almost a tropical forest and the water. Original houses from the founding days of Coconut Grove. This well maintained public space is staffed by EXPERTS on the history of the park, and of the...More

Thank hkparadise
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Shaded entryway did not give away the beauty and sunshine that would greet me as I went deeper into the park. Lovely place to sit and contemplate the beauty.

Thank StelaParties
Reviewed March 6, 2018

The Barnacle is interesting from a historical perspective, it's quaint and the grounds are pretty, it's a lovely little pit-stop on track that is Miami. It's extremely inexpensive, but there is no parking on-site, and Make sure to check ahead - times, openings, special events...More

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Reviewed January 23, 2018

This park is the main attraction in the Grove after Vizcaya, but sincerely not worthy. Nothing to see besides a small fisherman house ... At least you can walk in the mangrove. Not worthy

Thank Aida O
Reviewed January 13, 2018

The Barnacle Park provides many Grovites and visitors a place of solace, as its tranquility and natural beauty captures you. The park unfortunately was hit by Hurricane Irma, but the community has rallied to bring the park back to its original state. Visit this historic...More

Thank 579eved
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Nice place to see, not much time needed. It's part of Miami history, but don't expect to see something like Charleston or Savannah... If you are in Miami just for vacation, skip it.

Thank datan
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Step off the Main Highway and as you walk through the hardwood hammock, leave the crowds, noise, hustle & bustle behind. A bit of old Florida has been preserved. Be sure to check out the boat being built using traditional boat building methods. The $2...More

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Roxy L
June 20, 2018|
Response from Sara H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Roxy. While I am not 100% sure, I'd say probably not. If I remember correctly there is only one entrance to the site and once that's closed, the grounds are off limits. Your best bet is to call the park to confirm.
March 11, 2017|
Response from Albert M | Reviewed this property |
Call the park. There is an access road for park staff.