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Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage

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Address: 137 12th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34106
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Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage is Naples oldest house...

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.

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History of Old NAPLES (FL)

Yesterday we toured with docent/ Susan The tour was great we really enjoyed learning about the history of NAPLES since we are recent new homeowners. The greeter and docent were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday we toured with docent/ Susan The tour was great we really enjoyed learning about the history of NAPLES since we are recent new homeowners. The greeter and docent were both so welcoming. The historical society has done a wonderful job at preserving the site. Later that evening we found ourselves online researching more information about old NAPLES which will... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went twice because closed first time. It was a slow day so we got a tour by ourselves. Cassie was very friendly and informative could tell she loves her job. Expected a small cottage but once inside very large. Loved the furniture and personal photos of old Naples.

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review and support! SO happy you ended up getting your own private tour, and you enjoyed it so much! :) We hope to see you again soon! More 

Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this tour. Our Docent, Juliane Grace, was well informed, entertaining, smooth. We learned so much about the area and the history. It was very in depth and educational. Highly recommend this tour!

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review and support! We're thrilled you learned so much, and enjoyed your docent guided tour! I'll be sure to pass your compliments on to Julianne :) We hope to see you again very soon at Historic Palm Cottage! More 

Poinciana, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just thrilled with our decision to take the historical walking tour/cottage tour. We learned so much and saw things we would have never discovered on our own. Highly recommend.

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful 5 star review and support!! The Historic Walking Tours are quite popular, we're so glad you enjoyed the guided tour and learned so much!! We hope to see you again soon at Historic Palm Cottage!! :) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Filled with history with volunteers eager to explain the history of the house, neighborhood and garden. However, look for a discount as the $13 pp is a bit pricey.

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and support!! Your choice to visit Naples Historical Society’s Historic Palm Cottage does not only provide learning enjoyment, but it also helps to preserve Naples oldest house. The admission fee you pay is an essential component to our ability to maintain this exquisite example of historic preservation. We're happy you enjoyed your docent guided tour... More 

Naples, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Very informative tour of Palm Cottage by one of the volunteer guides. Fascinating to hear how Naples has developed into the thriving place it is today.

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review and support!! We hope to see you again soon at Historic Palm Cottage!! More 

New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

I was unsure that my nieces (8 and 11) would be patient through the tour of the Palm Cottage, but they both surprised me with how excited they became to learn about Naples's oldest house. Props to the docents and their abilities to make history fun for everyone!

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5 star review and support!! We're thrilled all of you enjoyed the docent guided tour of Historic Palm Cottage, and that your nieces were excited to learn about Naples history! :) We hope to see you again soon! More 

Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

If you plan on spending any time in Naples and have already gotten your tan give your skin a break and visit this gem. A great introduction to the history of this town before it became a haven for the wealthy. Hopefully Fran is still giving tours when you visit. She's knowledgeable and gracious without the pretense of many docents.

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful 5 star review and for your support!! We count on reviews like yours to keep our mission alive. We hope to see you again soon at Historic Palm Cottage!! More 

Danbury, Connecticut
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

This is definitely a don't miss activity while in Naples. The docent tells such a wonderful story about the people who had a vision of what Naples could be. These were people who traveled by difficult means to reach this part of Florida. The home itself holds so many memories and the many pictures displayed puts a face to each... More 

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review and support!! We rely in reviews like yours to keep our mission alive. We hope to see you again soon!! More 

Eureka, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent tour of a lovely home, Palm Cottage, one of the oldest buildings in historic Naples. The tour is a fun activity to learn about the history of Naples and only takes 45 minutes. A beautiful garden is also on the grounds. Go online to schedule a tour, get there a few minutes early, parking can be hard to find.... More 

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5 star review!!! We're so happy you enjoyed your docent guided tour, and the Norris Gardens. Your wonderful review and support of Palm Cottage is very much appreciated! We hope to see you again soon :) More 

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