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Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage

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Address: 137 12th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102
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Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage is Naples oldest house...

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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Excellent way to visualize the birth of Naples!

This is definitely a don't miss activity while in Naples. The docent tells such a wonderful story about the people who had a vision of what Naples could be. These were people... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is definitely a don't miss activity while in Naples. The docent tells such a wonderful story about the people who had a vision of what Naples could be. These were people who traveled by difficult means to reach this part of Florida. The home itself holds so many memories and the many pictures displayed puts a face to each... More 

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Eureka, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent tour of a lovely home, Palm Cottage, one of the oldest buildings in historic Naples. The tour is a fun activity to learn about the history of Naples and only takes 45 minutes. A beautiful garden is also on the grounds. Go online to schedule a tour, get there a few minutes early, parking can be hard to find.... More 

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5 star review!!! We're so happy you enjoyed your docent guided tour, and the Norris Gardens. Your wonderful review and support of Palm Cottage is very much appreciated! We hope to see you again soon :) More 

Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Oldest building in Naples , and the grounds are to die for !! Sweet place to visit , a little expensive though you can expect to pay 15$ per for a guided tour ... if you stretch it you can be there for an hour and half ... small children will not be interested long .... but it is a... More 

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and support!! We're so happy you enjoyed your docent guided tour, and the Norris Gardens. Hope to see you again soon :) More 

new jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to this charming old house twice this season with two differnt groups of friends. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the visits and learning about the founding years of Naples in the late 1890's and forward. The docents are well informed and tell a lively story of the inhabitants of this lovely home and the early years of Naples. Don't miss... More 

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 Star review! We're thrilled you visited twice this season already! So glad you took advantage of the oral history video and the Norris Gardens :) Thank you for your support, and for bringing friends. We hope to see you again soon! :) More 

South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The tour of Palm Cottage takes about 45 minutes and teaches participants about the history of Naples in a hands-on, engaging way. It reminds you of how recently this part of Florida was developed. If you like old photographs, there are lots on the walls to enjoy at your leisure on the second floor. The docent was friendly and very... More 

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Historic Palm Cottage, your wonderful review, and for supporting us in our mission to preserve Naples History and Heritage for the community and future generations to enjoy. We're so glad you came! We hope to see you again! More 

Kingsville, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The Palm Cottage is the oldest house in Naples Fl. The tour included a tour of the whole house and grounds. The guide was very informative,giving details on the wall construction at time,to the type of wood used for the floors and staircase. Many old pictures depicting what the area looked like in the late 1800's.After the house tour,we had... More 

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review and support!! We rely in reviews like yours to keep our mission alive. We hope to see you again soon!! More 

Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

A friend and I both enjoyed our informative tour of Palm Cottage. Our docent was very knowledgeable and kept the attention of our group, which included two young girls, for nearly an hour. If you go on this reasonably priced ($13.00 for adults) tour, you will learn about the history of Naples itself, not just about Palm Cottage. We also... More 

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your support and wonderful 5 star review! We're thrilled you and your guests enjoyed the docent guided tour, and Norris Gardens! We hope to see you again soon!! More 

florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I visited this location last year when I needed to write a paper for school. I was enthralled with the history of Naples. Its development, and those involved in founding the area. Fascinating to hear some of the lectures and videos available.

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review!! We're delighted you enjoyed your docent guided tour and that you took advantage of our video!! Thank you for your support and we hope to see you again very soon :) More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We toured the historic district and Palm Cottage. Our docent was knowledgeable, fun, and very very interesting. I highly recommend the full tour!

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review! Our Historic District Walking Tours are very popular!! We're so happy you enjoyed the docent guided tour so much!! Thank you for your support, we hope to see you again very soon :) More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Run by the historic society, the tour of this building built in the late 1890s was a great introduction to the history of Naples. We enjoyed seeing the house and walking through the gardens.

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