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Barnacle State Historic Site

Neighbourhood: Coconut Grove
As featured in The Magic City and 1 other guide
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Address: 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133
Phone Number:
+1 305-448-9445
09:00 - 17:00
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Fri - Mon 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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Vienna, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank lalocadr19
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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.

Thank annettefromm
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

So I have been living in Miami since 1978 and yet this is the first time that I come to the Barnacle house. It was an impromptu visit to kill time while we wait for my son's car to get serviced. Parking was good, paid $5.00 at a private lot nearby. Entrance fee is $2.00 and they use the honor... More 

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