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Barnacle State Historic Site

Neighbourhood: Coconut Grove
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Address: 3485 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133-5915
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+1 305-448-9445
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Fri - Mon 09:00 - 17:00

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Beautiful place to take a walk!

Was walking around coco walk area and came across this park. It is just beautiful to walk through this park with the gorgeous tall trees all around you, you might need some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vicki C
Deerfield Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The walk up until you pay the $2 before you get in is lovely, with large trees and a quiet surrounding. After this, it's pretty much just an old house with a big garden. There's a nice view of the water, so it's nice to get away for a bit, but I wouldn't visit just for the park.

Thank Roseanne C
Deerfield Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was walking around coco walk area and came across this park. It is just beautiful to walk through this park with the gorgeous tall trees all around you, you might need some bugspray. It is $2 fee which looks like an honor system with blue envelopes set up as you walk in a bit.

Thank Vicki C
Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to see locals walk their dog in a nicely shaded trail to the bay. A few tree specimens, house tours by park rangers.

Thank Mdoak
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was taking my morning walk when i stumbled upon this place. It was fascinating and the history was fantastic. The story of the first house(boat house), what is now been coined by the Historic Society as the oldest house(s) in Dade County. The day I was there, I got a little private tour by a gentleman that was building... More 

Thank CindyLou2262
Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Most things in Miami are very shiny and new. The Barnacle is one of the few exceptions. The park preserves the home of one of Miami's first American residents, who moved to the area in 1882. The entrance to the park goes through one of the last remnants of the dense hardwood hammock environment that existed in south Florida before... More 

Thank ZamiaV
Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Having decided to have a bit more fun and relaxation we started going to the Barnacle for some of their events. My favorite is the moonlight concerts in which we bring a cooler some lawn chairs and have a lovely picnic. Last weekend a folk singer Keith John(s) was there and he was great, really great. Every concert we've gone... More 

Thank Jody J
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

If you are in Miami and in the Coconut Grove area please don't miss this lovely house - the oldest structure in Miami still standing where it was built. The new skyscrapers are magnificent but please go to Barnacle House and see where it all began about 120 years ago. This house was built by a shipbuilder and it has... More 

Thank HistoryLover2017
Vienna, Virginia
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Barnacle State Historic Park preserves the oldest building in the county. It costs only $2 to enter and $3 for a tour of the inside of the house. It was an interesting tour. The interior view of the upstairs area was the most interesting portion of the tour.

Thank 121RJW
Bumpass, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Barnacle -- the oldest house in Dade County -- is on the water and a 2 minute walk from the heart of the Coconut Grove. It shouldn't be missed when you are in the Grove.

Thank moody1779
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

The barnacle house tour was interesting. The best part of this tiny, and I do mean tiny, park is the walk to the pay station. After that it is a long lawn in front of the house. If you want to pay $2.00 just to get away from the bustle and set in a quiter setting than it's fine.

Thank 662marc

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