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Barnacle State Historic Site

3485 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133-5915
+1 305-448-9445
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Not quite a park!

The walk up until you pay the $2 before you get in is lovely, with large trees and a quiet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roseanne C
via mobile
Beautiful place to take a walk!

Was walking around coco walk area and came across this park. It is just beautiful to walk through... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vicki C
Deerfield Beach, Florida
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3485 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133-5915
Coconut Grove
+1 305-448-9445
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk up until you pay the $2 before you get in is lovely, with large trees and a quiet surrounding. After this, it's pretty much just an old house with a big garden. There's a nice view of the water, so it's nice to...More

Thank Roseanne C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was walking around coco walk area and came across this park. It is just beautiful to walk through this park with the gorgeous tall trees all around you, you might need some bugspray. It is $2 fee which looks like an honor system with blue...More

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to see locals walk their dog in a nicely shaded trail to the bay. A few tree specimens, house tours by park rangers.

Thank Mdoak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was taking my morning walk when i stumbled upon this place. It was fascinating and the history was fantastic. The story of the first house(boat house), what is now been coined by the Historic Society as the oldest house(s) in Dade County. The day...More

Thank CindyLou2262
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Most things in Miami are very shiny and new. The Barnacle is one of the few exceptions. The park preserves the home of one of Miami's first American residents, who moved to the area in 1882. The entrance to the park goes through one of...More

Thank ZamiaV
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Having decided to have a bit more fun and relaxation we started going to the Barnacle for some of their events. My favorite is the moonlight concerts in which we bring a cooler some lawn chairs and have a lovely picnic. Last weekend a folk...More

Thank Jody J
Reviewed 9 March 2017

If you are in Miami and in the Coconut Grove area please don't miss this lovely house - the oldest structure in Miami still standing where it was built. The new skyscrapers are magnificent but please go to Barnacle House and see where it all...More

Thank HistoryLover2017
Reviewed 7 February 2017 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...More

Thank 121RJW
Reviewed 5 February 2017 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
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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...More

Thank 662marc
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My brother in law cannot walk long distances. Can we drive up to the house , let him off, then go back and park on the road?
12 March 2017|
Response from Albert M | Reviewed this property |
Call the park. There is an access road for park staff.