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Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage

137 12th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34106
+1 239-261-8164
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A Great Way to Remind Kids why History's Exciting

I was unsure that my nieces (8 and 11) would be patient through the tour of the Palm Cottage, but... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Mojiepojie1
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New Jersey
Explore the past

If you plan on spending any time in Naples and have already gotten your tan give your skin a break... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Vaq28
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Naples, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“oldest house” (10 reviews)
“walking tour” (9 reviews)
“early days” (4 reviews)
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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 4 April 2017

I was unsure that my nieces (8 and 11) would be patient through the tour of the Palm Cottage, but they both surprised me with how excited they became to learn about Naples's oldest house. Props to the docents and their abilities to make history...More

Thank Mojiepojie1
Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you so much for your 5 star review and support!! We're thrilled all of you enjoyed the docent guided tour of Historic Palm Cottage, and that your nieces were excited to learn about Naples history! :) We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

If you plan on spending any time in Naples and have already gotten your tan give your skin a break and visit this gem. A great introduction to the history of this town before it became a haven for the wealthy. Hopefully Fran is still...More

Thank Vaq28
Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for the wonderful 5 star review and for your support!! We count on reviews like yours to keep our mission alive. We hope to see you again soon at Historic Palm Cottage!!

Reviewed 25 March 2017

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...More

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

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!!

Reviewed 22 March 2017 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...More

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

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 :)

Reviewed 21 March 2017 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...More

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

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 :)

Reviewed 12 March 2017

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...More

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

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...More

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...More

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

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!

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...More

Thank Barb V
Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

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!!

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...More

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

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!!

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 reviewResponded 3 February 2017

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 :)

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Dolores W
10 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
7 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
8 February 2016|
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