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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
09:00 - 17:00
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Nice park

We stop in when we go to coconut grove. The kids enjoy the area where they kids have their skate board ramps which is enclosed and you can sit for a long time watching the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 August 2016
Adriana E
Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Vienna, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Bumpass, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
Hollywood, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The park has small trail at the entrance there $2.00 to enter the park and $3.00 to do the tour. beautiful relaxing area with vie to the marina. The tree are beautiful great place to take a few picture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Relaxing and inexpensive break from modern Florida. Take a step back in time and get an understanding of local history.

Thank Albert M
Jacksonville, FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The Barnacle is set in a great area of Miami-Coral Gables. The entrance of the park and side walk is worth the trip. The house it self is cool and it has a nice view of Biscayne Bay but other than that the park was a mess. Staff wise it was the worst state park I have ever been to... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a long narrow park that stretches from a main road to the water. We visited on a Saturday morning. Admission was $2 honor system. It is a nice easy walk, handicap accessible. The curious well was interesting - no one knows who dug it or what it was really used for. We were under a time crunch so... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We stop in when we go to coconut grove. The kids enjoy the area where they kids have their skate board ramps which is enclosed and you can sit for a long time watching the talented kids on those ramps.

Thank Adriana E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This park preserves the remains of one of Miami's oldest properties, right on a slice of Biscayne Bay. It's a treasure and am amazing escape from the city's hustle and bustle. Make sure to time your visit for a tour of the house.

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