The Barnacle Historic State Park

3485 Main Hwy.
Coconut Grove, FL 33133- Map It
(305) 442-6866

AAA Editor Notes

The Barnacle Historic State Park is at 3485 Main Hwy. Commodore Ralph Middleton Munroe, an area pioneer, naturalist, photographer and noted designer of shallow-draft sailing yachts, built a one-story bungalow on Biscayne Bay in 1891 and later enlarged it by raising the rooms to accommodate a new first floor underneath. With furnishings and photographs that belonged to Munroe, the house offers a glimpse of old Florida. Part of the grounds encompass a tropical hardwood hammock. A boat house also is on the site. Special events and educational programs are held throughout the year. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$2; free (ages 0-5). Guided tour $3; $1 (ages 6-12).
Hours: Grounds open Wed.-Mon. 9-5. Guided tours of the bungalow are given at 10, 11:30, 1 and 2:30. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.