Address
3485 Main Highway
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
phone: 305-442-6866
fax: 305-442-6872
web: www.floridastateparks.org/thebarnacle
Hours
Friday through Monday:
9-5
Admissions
$2 park admission $3 tour fee ages 13 and over $2 tour fee ages 6-12
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
Katrina Boler, Manager
phone: 305-448-9445
Kimberly Good, Pending
phone: 305-442-6866

Description

The Barnacle, built in 1891, offers a glimpse of Old Florida during The Era of the Bay. Situated on the shore of Biscayne Bay, this was the home of Ralph Middleton Munroe, one of Coconut GroveĀ“s most charming and influential pioneers. Munroe's principal passion was designing yachts. In his lifetime, he drew plans for 56 different boats. As a seaman, civic activist, naturalist, and photographer, Commodore Munroe was a man who cherished the natural world around him. A walk into the park passes through a tropical hardwood hammock. In the 1920s, it was representative of the original landscape within the city of Miami. Today, it is one of the last remnants of the once vast Miami Hammock. Enjoy sitting in the rocking chairs on the spacious porch used as a gathering place or on a bench under a tree for solitude.

Mission

Provide resource-based recreation, while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources.

Governance

Dept Envir. Protection

Services

Gift Shop