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The Barnacle Historic State Park is a 5-acre property, which includes one of the oldest houses in the area and its surrounding grounds. The park gets it’s name from the house itself, which is called The Barnacle and was built in 1891. It was the home of a pioneer of the county, Ralph Middleton Munroe. The house offers stunning views of the bay and the grounds offer a nice spot for a picnic. Several musical concerts, plays and events are held on the grounds of the park, which are sponsored by The Barnacle Society.
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The Barnacle is a historic home built in 1891. It was home to Ralph Middleton Munroe, one of Coconut Grove's most influential pioneers. The home offers a glimpse of life, when all travel to and from Miami was by boat. Munroe sought to preserve the forest on his land, and cut out a small trail through the hammock, barely wide enough for one vehicle. Today, the property contains many large, old trees. The home is left in its natural state, and appears much as it did in Munroe's days. The Barnacle is a great place to enjoy a picnic on the lawn, a tour through the hammocks, rocking in the chairs in the front porch, or a family night at one of their shows. Watch the sailboats go by and take a picnic basket. This site is definitely for the history buffs and peace and quiet seekers. I come here with my boyfriend and roam around. It is very peaceful. We take a blanket with some food and some wine and just chill while taking photos of the historic home. Cute getaway.
Always feels like a hidden gem since it's not that crowded compared to its Coconut Grove surroundings. Lovely place to relax, look over the water, etc.
A wonderful natural getaway in the heart of Coconut Grove. A large slipping lawn is perfect for picnics, or just lounging. There's no beach here, but you can sit and watch boat traffic if that's your thing.
Really small, but has its own charm. Entrance based on honor system - you put money into the box, no change. Cost 3$.
Very interesting history, some of which is being kept alive in the boathouse out back. They're still building boats by hand there.