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Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage

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A must see in Naples

Great place. The Historical Society does an excellent tour. Very interesting history of Naples... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jennifer J
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Naples, Florida
Lovely and Informative

Naples has so much diversion to offer its visitors, and this is the perfect place to start. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
lisamax0707
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Marietta, Georgia
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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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137 12th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34106
Old Naples
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+1 239-261-8164
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place. The Historical Society does an excellent tour. Very interesting history of Naples. Visit at Christmas Time the house is decorated beautifully.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jennifer J
BrianO2370, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for such a nice review Jennifer. Be sure to tell your friends and family to stop in and take a tour!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Naples has so much diversion to offer its visitors, and this is the perfect place to start. The Palm Cottage is chock-full of information about the history of this little sliver of paradise. Learn about the founders -- the wheretofores and whys as to how...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lisamax0707
BrianO2370, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for such a generous review of your recent tour at Historic Palm Cottage. Were you able to experience our walking tour of the Historic District? If not, you should book it the next chance you get. You won't be disappointed.

Reviewed 5 days ago

A quick visit and tour explains the evolution of Naples from unexplored land, to a fishing village and ultimately the area it is today. It's a great way to learn about the piers, the hotels, the people who traveled here, and how Naples was settled...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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BrianO2370, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time out to give us an outstanding review of your recent tour at Historic Palm Cottage. Be sure to tell your family and friends to visit us soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cannot remember tour guides name but she really painted a picture in words of Naples past. I could tell she was really into the history and very knowledgeable. When I return in April will be taking my 13 year old daughter. My mom and I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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BrianO2370, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour of Historic Palm Cottage and a walk through of our beautiful Norris Gardens. We look forward to seeing you and your family in April. Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the Palm House tour given by Nancy. She was a wealth of information whose presentation was most interesting and engaging. As a first time visitor to Naples, this tour gave me insight into the town's rich and diverse history. A must stop...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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BrianO2370, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for such a wonderful review. I will be sure to let Nancy know you enjoyed her tour. Tell your friends and family to stop in the next time they visit Naples!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the tour! Our tour guide (unfortunately her name is escaping me, maybe Jean?!) was wonderful. She brought the past to life in an animated and lively way. She was a true pro and gave us all a great sense of Old Naples history. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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BrianO2370, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for such a lovely review of your tour. Our docents are truly fantastic in their knowledge and the way they deliver the story of Naples and Palm Cottage.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This two hour tour is an excellent way to learn about the history of Naples. The walk is slowly paced but still covers a lot of ground. The docent spoke clearly and loud enough and was really knowledgeable about the houses, providing interesting stories and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BrianO2370, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed your walking tour. Our docents take great pride in their knowledge of Naples history and sharing it with our guests. Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed learning so much about the history of Naples from Jerry at the Palm Cottage. He provided us with interesting information in an engaging presentation!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank S B
BrianO2370, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write and give us an outstanding review. We always enjoy hearing how much our guests enjoy their tours and the knowledge/stories our docents provide.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fully outlines history of the city and county and has nice photos and historic objects. Staff was great. Tour included with admission.

Date of experience: March 2018
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BrianO2370, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. We are thankful to have such a wonderful group of volunteers and their knowledge of Naples history.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour included several blocks surrounding the Historic Palm Cottage and the cottage itself. A knowledgeable docent shared key facts and interesting stories about the area, beginning with the Naples pier and including a number of original cottages. Her ability to combine respect for both...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susan H
BrianO2370, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Susan, Thank you for such a wonderful review of your recent walking tour at Historic Palm Cottage. Our docents are eager too pass on the knowledge/history of Palm Cottage, and Naples, whenever the opportunity arises to host a walking tour.

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Dolores W
April 10, 2017|
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Response from Napleshistoricalsoci | Property representative |
We have house tours available, as well as walking tours. The walking tours consist of an approximate one mile walk through Naples Historical District, and a docent guided house tour. The house tour consists of an... More
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nortonlisaa
February 7, 2017|
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Response from Napleshistoricalsoci | Property representative |
Our walking tour is one mile in length and lasts for 1.5 hours outside, then about 30 minutes in Historic Palm Cottage. While we stop along the way to make a point, there is not a resting area, nor is there access to... More
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NaplesHistSoc
February 8, 2016|
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