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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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Learn some Naples history!

We had a wonderful, informative walking tour of Old Naples. Our guide was very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brent W
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Stowe, Vermont
Wonderful stop

Lovely and well done tour and presentation on the history and development of Naples. 45 min tour... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kevin M
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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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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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“walking tour” (11 reviews)
“early days” (7 reviews)
“early history” (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 3 days ago

We had a wonderful, informative walking tour of Old Naples. Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun. The small museum inside is also fun for learning more about the eclectic history of this great town. Put this on your list when you're in the area...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely and well done tour and presentation on the history and development of Naples. 45 min tour, perfect.

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

Thank you for your support and wonderful 5 star review!! We're thrilled you enjoyed your docent guided tour! Thank you for your review, you're helping to spread the word :) We hope to see you again soon :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take time out from walking along the beach and the Naples Pier to tour the historic Palm Cottage, the oldest home in Naples. Built in 1895 and lovingly maintained by the Naples Historic Society, the "cottage" is filled with antiques, photographs, paintings that recreate the...More

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your 5 star review and support! Jerry is such a delightful and knowledgeable docent! We're so glad you enjoyed your tour with him :) Thank you also for helping keep Naples history alive :) We hope to see you again...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mood and historical time frame began on the comfortable porch with greeter Henry. After setting the scene of what Naples was like in 1895, our guide Fran Jorin enthusiastically opened the door to the cottage. Imagine our surprise to see this 3500 square foot...More

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your support and 5 star review!! Henry and Fran are very knowledgeable and delightful docents! We're so glad you enjoyed your tour with them :) We rely on reviews like yours to keep Naples history alive! We hope to see...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not miss this tour. I took a group of locals and it’s amazing that none of us had been to the cottage. The cottage is bigger than it looks from 12th Ave. South. Masterfully built and very charming. Our docent was very knowledgeable and...More

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your support and 5 star review!! We're thrilled you enjoyed your docent guided tour so much! Historical Palm Cottage is quite a surprise once you walk in the front door! :) Glad you got to enjoy the award winning film...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Informative docents really have in depth knowledge of Naples and the role this hotel and later home played in the development of Naples a few short decades ago. It has AC so there's no excuse not to go. Entry fees (~$13) go to its maintenance....More

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your support and 5 star review! So happy you enjoyed your docent guided tour, and had a chance to view Norris Gardens also! We rely on reviews like yours to help keep Naples history alive. We hope to see you again soon...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After walking the Naples Pier, we stumbled upon the Cottage on our way back to the parking lot. The gates were just opening for the first tours of the day. We were lucky to have Jerry as our docent who seemed extremely knowledgeable and barely...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 wonderful 5 star review and support!! We're so happy you stumbled upon Historic Palm Cottage and enjoyed your docent guided tour with Jerry! We rely on reviews like yours to spread the word :)

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

The walking tour of Naples downtown historic buildings is fascinating as is the tour of Palm Cottage

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you so much for your support and 5 star review! We're so happy you enjoyed the Walking Tour! They're quite popular! We hope to see you again soon :)

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

The tour of this house was terrific. Although it is unassuming from the outside, it is beautiful on the inside. The tour guide was absolutely top notch.

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you so much for your support and wonderful 5 star review!! We're thrilled you enjoyed your docent guided tour so much! Historic Palm Cottage is quite the surprise once you enter the front door :) We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

My wife and I were in Naples recently a took a tour of historic Palm Cottage offered by the Naples Historical Society. The tour lasted a little over an hour and was extremely well done. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of...More

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Napleshistoricalsoci, Manager at Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for your 5 star review and support of our mission!! We're thrilled you took a docent guided house tour and enjoyed the experience! Thank you for helping keep our mission alive, we rely on reviews like yours :)

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Dolores W
10 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
7 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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