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Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage

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OLDEST BUILDING IN NAPLES FL

Together with friends from Northern Florida, we toured Palm Cottage on a beautiful sunny Saturday... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lesley L
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London UK
Palm Cottage

This is very definitely worth visiting. The house has survived, despite being buffeted by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jmcgs99
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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 2 days ago

Together with friends from Northern Florida, we toured Palm Cottage on a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon. Very interesting hearing the early history of Naples and how they lived here before any railroad or road system. Beautifully preserved house.More

Thank Lesley L
BrianO2370, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Lesley, Thank you for your five star review!! Glad to hear the weather was on your side for a Saturday tour along with learning a little bit about Naples history. If you are ever here during the week, sign up for our walking tour every...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I didn't even know this place existed, but it was beautiful! The inside of the house is amazing and a great example of how people used to live. The outside was pretty and well-kept. The whole site was very small, but the attendants were kind...More

Thank Kayla S
BrianO2370, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review Kayla, we appreciate it. Please tell your friends and family to visit Historic Palm Cottage so they too will see what a wonderful place we have and learn a little bit of history at the same time!!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is very definitely worth visiting. The house has survived, despite being buffeted by hurricanes, due to its unique structure including walls made partially of sea shells. Our tour guide Jerry was a font of interesting stories about the house and its history. A very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's amazing that buildings like this have survived the tremendous growth and sky-rocketing property values of Naples. I had heard about this historic home museum over a year ago - and finally got a chance to explore it myself. The home reflects the early days...More

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BrianO2370, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review!! We're so glad you visited Historic Palm Cottage and enjoyed your tour. Be sure to tell all of your friends and family about your wonderful visit at Historic Palm Cottage!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We received the opportunity to tour the cottage and grounds. Amazing to think that a hurricane damaged the site last year. Well kept and well interpreted site to welcome guests. The photographs lining the wall are fantastic and very informative as well as the furnishings...More

Thank James S
BrianO2370, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure hosting the FAM Conference attendees and allowing everyone to relax from the first day of festivities and take a relaxing tour of Historic Palm Cottage. We hope to see all of you again real...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting tour of one of Naples original dwellings and the early architecture and construction techniques that allowed it to survive multiple storms. Gardens are also native and very well kept. A Chickee hut in the gardens reflects the early native American architecture as wellMore

Thank Richard N
BrianO2370, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review!! We're delighted that you visited Historic Palm Cottage and enjoyed your tour. We look forward to seeing you again real soon. Be sure to tell all of your friends and family about your wonderful visit at Historic...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazingly informative and beautiful museum. It truly captures a time in our history and the dedication and knowledge of the docents and volunteers adds to the experience. It may looks small from the outside but it is surprising big inside! Could easily...More

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BrianO2370, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure hosting the FAM Conference attendees and allowing them to unwind from the days festivities and touring Historic Palm Cottage. We hope to see all of you throughout the week for a more in depth...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hour long tour of the Palm House was rich in history and how the area evolved from barren wilderness to the present marvelous city of Naples. Our guide Suze was an excellent font of knowledge and had excellent command of the unique history of...More

Thank Richard M
BrianO2370, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review!! We're so excited you visited Historic Palm Cottage and enjoyed your docent guided tour with Suze! We look forward to seeing you again real soon. Be sure to tell all of your friends and family about your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lively, informative and organized tour led by Jerry our docent, was a pleasant and enjoyable addition to our itinerary while in Naples. The artifacts, furniture, paintings and Jerry’s commentary brought the history of this house and its colorful owners to life. We learned so...More

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BrianO2370, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review!! We're so excited you visited Historic Palm Cottage and enjoyed your docent guided tour with Jerry! Reviews such as yours help spread the word about Naples Historical Society and Historic Palm Cottage.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth visiting to learn about the history of Naples and many of the characters who are part of that history. The house and its many artefacts are fascinating. The garden is also a delight. Our guide, Jerry Ruane, was outstanding - brought the whole...More

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BrianO2370, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful 5 star review!! We're so happy you visited Historic Palm Cottage and enjoyed your docent guided tour with Jerry! We rely on reviews like yours to spread the word :)

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Dolores W
11 April 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
8 February 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
9 February 2016|
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