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Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage

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Address: 137 12th Avenue South, Naples Historical Society, Naples, FL 34102
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+1 239-261-8164
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Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage is Naples oldest house...

Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage is Naples oldest house (1895) and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Open for house tours and historic district walking tours.

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Palm Cottage and Walking Tour of Historic District

Our tour guide was excellent and very well spoken. We thoroughly enjoyed walking around the historic district and learning about Old Naples. Going through Palm Cottage was a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Malta, Illinois
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Malta, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide was excellent and very well spoken. We thoroughly enjoyed walking around the historic district and learning about Old Naples. Going through Palm Cottage was a perfect ending to our tour.

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Leesburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my second trip to Palm Cottage. What a wonderful piece of Naples history. Our docent was so knowledgeable about the house and Naples history. The home was preserved perfectly. It was very interesting to hear all of the History and the former residents of the home and how it fit into Naples history. A must see.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been visiting family in Naples, Florida for years but never went to Palm Cottage until recently. What a find! It's a charming step back in time, similar to the Edison-Ford homes in Ft. Meyer. I enjoy history and found the tour to be fun and informative. Highly recommend to other history fans.

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Loveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Palm Cottage is a beautiful representation of Naples' history. The home has been well preserved and although the furniture is not original, they have done a nice job of finding pieces that would've been in the home. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and I will take other visitors back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had hired a guide and a sea kayak to spend a day kayaking in the Ten Thousand Islands. My guide suggested I stay in Naples (we took off from the Goodland Boat Launch on Marco Island). I had read great reviews of the Naples Pier on TripAdvisor and decided to check it out. I only caught sight of the... More 

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5-star rating! We’re certain you’ll be vindicated once you return for a full tour. Naples Historical Society’s Historic Palm Cottage is a 3,500 square foot house-turned museum that is 100% privately funded and maintained. That means we do not receive a dime from any government in any way: local, state, or federal. House tour admission is... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took the tour of Palm Cottage with Jerry, who's knowledge and winning way of presenting it made the hour fly by.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Great historical information of Naples! Jerry is super guide. We came during December when the house is decorated for Christmas--nice little touches. Be sure to ask about the Prohibition table!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

We took a tour with Jerry this afternoon. He spoke non-stop and knew everything imaginable about this beautiful and interesting building. Definitely suggest having 2 hours to do this justice - one hour for the home, 20 minute video, then time for walking around the gardens.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

This was a highlight of our visit. The home was lovely and the history fascinating. What made is extra special was the knowledgeable tour guide who brought the history to life. Everything looked extra festive decorated for Christmas. We highly recommend a visit to the Palm Cottage.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Wow, life in the 19th century in rural Florida was a challenge and must have been quite fun. Love the scale of this house and the restored 1920's kitchen. Wonderful center hall southern cottage.

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