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Review of Henry Morrison Flagler Museum

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Palm Beach
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Henry Flagler's 73-room mansion which contains many of the original furnishings as well as an art collection.
Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“great tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

The guided tour of the Flagler mansion was very informative, and well presented. The mansion was beautiful. Upstairs were more rooms and a museum area with nice exhibits about Flagler and the development of Florida. The private railcar was a highlight. If possible, plan to visit on Sundays when they have a guest organist come in and play the pipe organ

Visited October 2013
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“Great place to take your out-of-town guests”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

If you want to give your out-of-town guests a glimpse into the Golden Age of Palm Beach society, do go the the Flagler Museum. The home has been restored by the family. The docents are very knowledgeable, and you'll learn a lot about the history of Palm Beach and this founding father.

Visited April 2013
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Bonney Lake, Washington, United States
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“Excellent home tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

I love museums and home tours and this one combines the best of both worlds. Wonderful, entertaining docents giving the history of the family during the tour. Unlike Hearst Castle, nearly all of the home is open to visitors. The family returned most of the original furnishings and china so more authentic. Well worth the fee.

Visited November 2013
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boulder city, nv
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“Flagler Museum Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

This mansion was built in 1902 as a wedding gift for his bride had indoor plumbing, electricity, and central air conditioning controlled with thermostats among many other features. You will learn about Flagler who was responsible for the development of Florida more than any other single person. Excellent audio guide if you miss the docent tour. Allow a minimum of 2 hours and up to 3 to really soak up everything. This is truly an outstanding museum.

Visited October 2013
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“"Modest" home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

Having see the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA as well as the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC we were quite interested in seeing the Flagler estate/Museum in Palm Beach, Fl. It is modest in comparison to the other two huge estates and grounds, but Flagler knew how to live. Attention to detail separate the aristocrats from the rest of us (along with millions of dollars), and each room features interesting artifacts and history of that era. South Florida was invented by Flagler's vision. The docents give a wonderful and insightful tour if you can get them a little off their prepared script; well worth the fee Visit the grounds and every inch of this wonderful home. It is good that it is being preserved for future generations to see. Note:Not something small children will enjoy.

Visited October 2013
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