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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 34106
Phone Number: 12392618164
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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 listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Open for house tours, historic district walking tours, garden tours, and full moon tours.

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love to learn the history of a city

I found this house to be a great enjoyment. Small groups are taken through the house and history is shared of it. Then you can watch a video to tell you all about the history of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Ronnie M
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West Chester, Ohio
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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately they were closed when we went by. I guess the off season isn't as fortunate in that sense...

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West Chester, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I found this house to be a great enjoyment. Small groups are taken through the house and history is shared of it. Then you can watch a video to tell you all about the history of how the area was developed. Enjoyed taking my time roaming the small yet well displayed gardens. I left feeling content that I'm much more... More 

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

Thank you for your support and wonderful 5 star review!!! We LOVE to read about people enjoying their docent guided tours so much!! We're thrilled you left Historic Palm Cottage feeling more knowledgeable about Naples. We hope to see you again soon, bring friends!! :-) If you haven't done so already, feel free to like us on Face Book to... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very lovely tour, the house is beautiful and the history of the house is amazing. Our tour guide, Jerry, was extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and just a joy to listen to. If you are in Naples, FL be sure you visit Palm Cottage, it is well worth your time!!

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

Thank you for your fantastic review and support! We appreciate you!! So glad to hear you enjoyed your docent, Jerry! He is extremely knowledgeable, and gives a fun tour!! We hope to see you again, soon!! If you haven't done so already, please feel free to like us on Face Book to keep up with all the latest news. More 

Rochester, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely guided tour of the Palm Cottage. The docent was knowledgeable, interesting, and pleasant. The artifacts present, the house itself, and the grounds are beautiful. The adjacent garden is also lovely. A great way to spend time on a summer afternoon.

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

Thank you so much for your 5 Star review, and your support!! We greatly appreciate you! If you haven't done so already, please feel free to like us on Face Book to keep up with all the latest news. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is on 12th Ave South near the Naples Pier. The plaque outside gives you an idea of the many notable pleple who have stayed there. It is a look at naples as it was in the early days. During the Christmas Holidays the house is completely decorated and its beautiful. Your likely going to the pier anyway so... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review and your support!! We greatly appreciate you! We hope to see you again soon, maybe during the Christmas Holidays?? If you haven't done so already, please like us on Face Book to keep up with all the latest news. More 

Schererville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Palm Cottage after seeking out places to see in the Naples/Marco Island area. Located so close to the parking for the Naples Pier, but basically hiding in plain sight from the tourist traffic. Once stepping through the front entrance and large screened porch, we didn't know what to expect. The Palm Cottage is a misleading name. Expecting... More 

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

Thank you for your fantastic review!! We're so happy you visited Historic Palm Cottage, and enjoyed your docent guided tour. We hope you return in the cooler months, so you can enjoy all the Norris Gardens have to offer! Thank you for your support!! If you haven't done so already, please feel free to like us on Face Book to... More 

North Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This is the oldest house in Naples. From the outside, it looks like a nice, small cottage. But it is actually over 3,000 square feet. It took us 4 years living here before we finally checked it out, but I'm glad we finally did. Everyone sees it when they go to The Naples Pier, but most just pass it by.... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're SO glad you made it to Historical Palm Cottage after 4 years of living in Naples, and even happier you enjoyed your docent guided tour so much :) Thank you for your support, we hope to see you again soon with friends!! Please feel free to like us on Face Book to keep... More 

Hamilton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I really enjoyed the tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I did feel her voice projection needed improvement. She spoke with an inside voice and needed an outside voice when appropriate. She could be very hard to hear, especially when she was talking and had her back turned to the group or was walking away. She did offer... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review, and your support! We're happy you enjoyed your docent guided tour, and hope to see you back at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage with friends and family! If you haven't done so already, please feel free to like us on Facebook and keep up with the latest news. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

An interesting place to visit. We decided to visit it because it was raining outside. Very interesting and informative. I can't remember our guides name but she was wonderful. Defiantly worth your time to visit.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review!! We're so happy you enjoyed your docent guided tour, and the docent!! We think all of them are pretty special! We hope to see you again soon, bring friends! Thank you so much for your support! If you haven't done so already, please feel free to like us on Facebook. More 

Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

A fun afternoon for people interested in what Naples was like at the turn of the century. A beautiful old house with a feeling for the period.

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

Thank you so much for your positive review, and taking the time to do so!! We're thrilled you enjoyed your docent guided tour of Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage. We hope to see you again soon, bring friends!! If you haven't done so already, please feel free to like us on Facebook. More 

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