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Barnacle State Historic Site

Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
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Address: 3485 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133-5915
Phone Number: +1 305-448-9445
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fri - Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nice park

We stop in when we go to coconut grove. The kids enjoy the area where they kids have their skate board ramps which is enclosed and you can sit for a long time watching the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 11, 2016
Adriana E
Miami, Florida, United States
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Jacksonville, FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

The Barnacle is set in a great area of Miami-Coral Gables. The entrance of the park and side walk is worth the trip. The house it self is cool and it has a nice view of Biscayne Bay but other than that the park was a mess. Staff wise it was the worst state park I have ever been to... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is a long narrow park that stretches from a main road to the water. We visited on a Saturday morning. Admission was $2 honor system. It is a nice easy walk, handicap accessible. The curious well was interesting - no one knows who dug it or what it was really used for. We were under a time crunch so... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We stop in when we go to coconut grove. The kids enjoy the area where they kids have their skate board ramps which is enclosed and you can sit for a long time watching the talented kids on those ramps.

Thank Adriana E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

This park preserves the remains of one of Miami's oldest properties, right on a slice of Biscayne Bay. It's a treasure and am amazing escape from the city's hustle and bustle. Make sure to time your visit for a tour of the house.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

So I have been living in Miami since 1978 and yet this is the first time that I come to the Barnacle house. It was an impromptu visit to kill time while we wait for my son's car to get serviced. Parking was good, paid $5.00 at a private lot nearby. Entrance fee is $2.00 and they use the honor... More 

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Miami, FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Somewhat interesting but much better when there is an outdoor concert or other event going on. No need to go out of your way to see this unless you have some extra time to kill and you are already in Coconut Grove.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

I love this place, you can take your our picnic basket and enjoy the view. They also have evens like Yoga on Mondays, movie night, I love the old house and the view? Priceless :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Escape the upscale hustle bustle of coconut grove's bar scene when you duck into the Barnacle which is actually a large garden and someone's home that is now put as a museum. Lots of runners jog through the mini jungle trail that winds around. When you get to the house it is a house on a hill facing a private... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

The Barnacle, built in 1891 by Ralph Middleton Munroe, one of Coconut Grove´s most charming and influential pioneers. Munroe's principal passion was designing yachts but he was one of the founders of Coconut Grove as well as founder and Commodore of the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club. The charming house and grounds are a very quiet and peaceful place to enjoy... More 

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Okotoks, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

The Barnacle is an easy walk from Cocowalk in Coconut Grove, and it is quite interesting and beautiful. The grounds are heavily treed as you enter, and the historic home is quite lovely, from the exterior. We were unable to enter the building because there are limited times for tours and we hadn't arrived at an appropriate time, but just... More 

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