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Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage

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Address: 137 12th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102
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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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The tour of Palm Cottage takes about 45 minutes and teaches participants about the history of Naples in a hands-on, engaging way. It reminds you of how recently this part of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour of Palm Cottage takes about 45 minutes and teaches participants about the history of Naples in a hands-on, engaging way. It reminds you of how recently this part of Florida was developed. If you like old photographs, there are lots on the walls to enjoy at your leisure on the second floor. The docent was friendly and very... More 

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Kingsville, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palm Cottage is the oldest house in Naples Fl. The tour included a tour of the whole house and grounds. The guide was very informative,giving details on the wall construction at time,to the type of wood used for the floors and staircase. Many old pictures depicting what the area looked like in the late 1800's.After the house tour,we had... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I both enjoyed our informative tour of Palm Cottage. Our docent was very knowledgeable and kept the attention of our group, which included two young girls, for nearly an hour. If you go on this reasonably priced ($13.00 for adults) tour, you will learn about the history of Naples itself, not just about Palm Cottage. We also... More 

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florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this location last year when I needed to write a paper for school. I was enthralled with the history of Naples. Its development, and those involved in founding the area. Fascinating to hear some of the lectures and videos available.

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

Thank you for your 5 star review!! We're delighted you enjoyed your docent guided tour and that you took advantage of our video!! Thank you for your support and we hope to see you again very soon :) More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured the historic district and Palm Cottage. Our docent was knowledgeable, fun, and very very interesting. I highly recommend the full tour!

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

Thank you for your 5 star review! Our Historic District Walking Tours are very popular!! We're so happy you enjoyed the docent guided tour so much!! Thank you for your support, we hope to see you again very soon :) More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Run by the historic society, the tour of this building built in the late 1890s was a great introduction to the history of Naples. We enjoyed seeing the house and walking through the gardens.

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Averill Park, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Palm Cottage is a little slice of early 20th century Naples history. Besides the inside guided tour there is also a beautifully landscaped yard to explore.The guided tours must be reserved ahead of time (When my wife and I visited a few couples showed up unannounced and had to be turned away because the tour had reached capacity.)[Look up the... More 

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Prospect
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have the least bit of interest in history, you should visit and tour Palm Cottage. It is well worth the time and money. The lectures are also very informative. There is also a small garden to tour. It gives you a look into old Florida, and the founding of Naples.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Palm Cottage is ALWAYS the place to visit when new company comes into town. We were very impressed how the docent Julianna went out of her way to make the tour of Palm Cottage a memorable one. I have toured the cottage many times but Julianna addressed history that I had not heard in the past. In the gardens we... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great house with lots of history. I've lived in this area for over 20 years and I'm sure that I've heard it before but it came to life in that house and through the words of our wonderful docent, sorry, I can't remember her name!! Thanks, We had a great time and I recommend it highly.

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