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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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Fabulous 45 Min History Lesson!

My father & I happened by this gem, purely by chance, while walking from a Mai-Tai at Tommy Bahamas... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ARationalist
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San Francisco, California
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A Naples Historical Gem

My 15 year old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Palm Cottage. Our very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SKunst
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Edwards, Colorado
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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” (11 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 6 days ago via mobile

My father & I happened by this gem, purely by chance, while walking from a Mai-Tai at Tommy Bahamas to the Town pier. A wonderful volunteer docent, Jerry Ruane, then regaled us with his encyclopedic knowledge of the Historic Palm Cottage (and it’s unique construction/ownership),...More

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful 5 star review and your support!! We're thrilled you enjoyed your docent guided tour with Jerry! He's a very knowledgeable docent!! :) I'll be sure to let him know how much you enjoyed the tour with him. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 15 year old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Palm Cottage. Our very knowledgeable and friendly docent guided us through every room of this beautiful home. The history he shared about life in and around the Cottage gave us a better appreciation...More

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your 5 star review and support!!! We're so happy you and your daughter enjoyed the docent guided tour of Palm Cottage so much! We rely on people like you to help get the word out! We'll be looking forward to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Palm Cottage is a must see. It is very well restored, full of local history. Our guide was was very informative and knowledgeable. Following our tour of the house we enjoyed the garden area and watched a short video. Do not miss a visit...More

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful 5 star review, and for your support!! We're delighted you enjoyed your docent guided tour, and visited the Norris Gardens! We rely on reviews like yours to get the word out. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful, informative house tour. What a fascinating history; our guide was extremely well-informed. A must-do when visiting the area.

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you for your 5 star review and support! We're happy you enjoyed your docent guided tour and hope to see you again soon. Thank you for helping to keep history alive!! :)

Reviewed 14 October 2017

The 40-minute tour was exceptional (even as one who knew Naples from growing-up years) in its historical context and architecture/construction. It is an enriching window to Naples through more than a century. I enjoyed it thoroughly. (Parking is nearby, and the short walk is pleasant,...More

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, and your support!! :) We're delighted you enjoyed your docent guided tour so much! We hope to see you again soon, Christmas at Palm Cottage is right around the corner :)

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a very interesting guided tour of the house. It's story and that of the beginnings of Naples is well worth learning about . I certainly recommend a visit.

Thank Michael S
Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you so much for your 5 star review and support!!! We rely on reviews like yours to get the word out. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We took a tour and she was totally engrossed in the history and so was I. Tour guide was great. Everything was pristine and the visit was quite fun for us both.

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your wonderful 5 star review!! We're thrilled you and your granddaughter enjoyed your docent guided tour :) We hope you visit us again soon!!

Reviewed 23 September 2017

A must view at Christmas time though interesting anytime. In a town which has grown so suddenly and so recently, a view of its founding is still often accessible, something that is rare to encounter!

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your wonderful 5 star review!! Christmas at Palm Cottage IS magical!! :) We hope you can return for a tour during the holidays! We're always in the business of keeping history alive!

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

My husband, son and I spent a long weekend visiting Naples. My husband and I decided to do this tour one afternoon. Our docent, Jerry, was extremely knowledgeable, fun and interesting. We easily spent a couple of hours and learned a great deal about the...More

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful 5 star review!! We're so happy your enjoyed your docent guided tour with Jerry! I'll be sure to let him know how much you enjoyed the tour with him :) We rely on reviews like yours to get...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Jerry was our "tour guide". My friend and and I wanted to learn a bit about Naples and decided to stop at the oldest house in Naples. This house was perfect. Jerry explained the house and what Naples was like back in the day. It...More

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful 5 star review and support!!! We're thrilled you enjoyed your docent guided tour with Jerry, of Naples oldest house. We're looking forward to seeing you again soon!! We're always in the process of keeping history alive!

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Dolores W
11 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
8 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
9 February 2016|
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