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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
Phone Number: +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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Authentic Florida experience

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
mdambrosio75
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a wonderful way to spent an hour learning about the history of Naples oldest home. Very surprise to find there is a interesting connection to our hometown of Pittsburgh. Jerry you were a wonderful tour guide, thank you so much! Go Pirates, lol.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden on a little side street on the way to the beach is Palm Cottage. The oldest "home" in Naples operated by the Naples Historic Society. A charming Christmas decorated cottage with much history. Over 3000 square feet of authentic decorated history. Very knowledgeable tour guide, beautiful gardens & short film.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We certainly enjoyed our Palm Cottage tour. Our guide was detailed and well paced giving insight into the history and development of Naples. Reasonable value and a nice garden to sit for a while at the end of your tour. Shame they do not offer tea & cake!

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to see a historic site preserved. Volunteer staff should be commended. Good education break from the normal Naples touristy haunts.

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Topton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just visited last week and did not realize that we had to pre schedule our tour. Register on-line for a tour. The tours are about an hour and there is a great video area to learn more after the tour. I recommend a tour at 2PM or earlier to have enough time to watch the videos. There is also... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mr Ruane gave us the most wonderful tour through Palm Cottage telling the history of Naples....would you believe it was once a sleepy town with 30 residents. Then before you knew it there were 800! When you visit Naples now it is hard to believe it's humble beginnings. The house is currently decorated for Christmas and is lovely. The tour... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for something different to do in Naples we decided to give the Palm Cottage tour a try. I was pleasantly surprised. Our guide was knowledgeable and shared some very interesting facts about the house and Naples. Loved the house. The tour was just the right length. I would recommend the guided tour over the free Saturday. You will miss... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review…we rely on Trip Advisor to get the word out! To clarify, Naples Historical Society’s Historic Palm Cottage is open Tuesday through Saturday afternoon. Admission is $13 per person, as that helps the Society maintain Naples oldest house, built in 1895. Free tours are available for all Members in good standing. Please call us to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jerry, our docent, patiently handled our very large group (30) in a space not quite set up for big crowds! It's a wonderful story of how Naples literally got on the map. It's cool and quiet inside, filled with historical photos and items from Naples past. It takes about an hour to do the entire tour, including gardens. BTW, it's... 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 your 5 star review!!! We're thrilled you enjoyed your tour with Jerry so much!! So glad you got to enjoy Norris Gardens while you were here! Thank you for spreading the word on Trip Advisor! We rely on people like you! We hope to see all of you again very soon!! More 

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