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“They Knew How to Build Them Then”

Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage
Ranked #15 of 126 things to do in Naples
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Check out the unique Florida masonery....shells etc. Notice the placements of windows and doors to catch the breezes and overhangs to provide shade. The furnishing are simple late 19th c.; the gardens represent the late 19th c view of gardens...practical.

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Public Relations Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2014

Amazing that Historic Palm Cottage has withstood FOUR hurricanes and is still standing as proud as ever. Thank you for your support!

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

I recommend to do the tour, the volunteers are so friendly and love sharing the history of the Palm Cottage to their guests. Laura was so passionate about the history and gave us a fantastic tour, taking her time answering any questions we had.

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Wow, what a surprise when you go in the front door. The cottage looks small from street, but with 12 foot ceilings and a soaring staircase, the entry way was jaw dropping gorgeous. The pine wood floors and trim were beautiful. The guide started us on the porch and took us in every room, including the side yard. The history and stories about the cottage were interesting. The garden next door is a delight.
You can rent the house and grounds. What a nice spot for a party or wedding.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

I visited over Christmas when it was decorated and lit, and it's really a beautiful little area. The cottage provides a fascinating look at what life in Naples used to be like, and would be a great stop for any history enthusiasts who are visiting the area.

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Ann12NHS, Public Relations Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Thank you for visiting Historic Palm Cottage. Christmas at Palm Cottage is a wonderful time of year here. We appreciate your positive comments and hope you will return to visit us soon! We are open year round!

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

This is the oldest house in Naples and well worth the tour. The guide was informative, showed her love of the history and period pieces through out the home. Loved the old photographs and video. Has a very tropical, Key West, feel. Can't imagine how miserable it must have been with no electricity back in the old days. Palm Cottage is only a block from the Naples Pier and a must see. I lived in Naples 34 yrs ago and never knew about this home. So glad I found it while visiting family.

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Ann12NHS, Public Relations Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2014

Thank you for your recent visit to Palm Cottage and supporting us in our mission to preserve Naples History and Heritage for the community and future generations to enjoy. We are so glad you came!

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