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Barnacle State Historic Site

Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
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Address: 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133
Phone Number: 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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Good place for weddings, jogging

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Sandy J
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 

Thank Freja72
Miami, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I went to this park on Memorial day weekend with my boyfriend. It was nice it's a $2 donation per person that you pay at the front. Unfortunately we got there too late to take a tour of the house but we are planning on going back for that the tour is $3 per adult. We had a nice quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We walked from hotel n coconut grove c 20 minutes , walk through nice hammock plantation , pay 2 dollars to get in eztra three for tour of house but did not feel worth in , can wander round to look out on bay, pleasant enough for price but not a lot to see unless you were interested in the... More 

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Let me start with saying that the entrance is amazing and within 3 or 4 minutes down the beautiful flora filled path you won't hear all of the noise that's at the entrance. With this being said I'm sure the rest of the park would have been spectacular. I got to the admission booth and it was an honor system.... More 

Thank DiWelsh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

This is an average park with a water view. It is pretty and can work for photo shoots, but the house like old run down on the outside and there is no parking. There were also lots of mosquitos.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is a nice, short walk to one of the few ways to get to the shore in Coconut Grove (which is mostly harbors on the water). It was private property of someone who was inventing outrigger+sail boats. His boat slip is still there and some of the little sheds or houses, but it's not really set up as a... More 

Thank kimibar
Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We visited here and my kids were surprised at how interesting the house was and the things they could see in what is a small state park. The house is very well preserved and has a very interesting story, it is well worth paying for the tour which takes you through the house and shows off artefacts from an age... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

First you are invited to walk along a path winding thru trees etc with placards explaining the habitat then upon a payment of $2 (I think) you get to see a couple of old buildings and a nice view of the water and some mangroves. The history of the park and Mr Munro, who was one of the area's founding... More 

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