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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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Hollywood, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank jbgator22
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 

1 Thank Manatee4Me
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank miamiblogger
Miami, FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Somewhat interesting but much better when there is an outdoor concert or other event going on. No need to go out of your way to see this unless you have some extra time to kill and you are already in Coconut Grove.

1 Thank Tony053
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I love this place, you can take your our picnic basket and enjoy the view. They also have evens like Yoga on Mondays, movie night, I love the old house and the view? Priceless :)

Thank cvaldez63
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111 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Escape the upscale hustle bustle of coconut grove's bar scene when you duck into the Barnacle which is actually a large garden and someone's home that is now put as a museum. Lots of runners jog through the mini jungle trail that winds around. When you get to the house it is a house on a hill facing a private... More 

Thank Sandy J

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