The former home of naval architect and early settler Ralph Middleton Munroe is now a museum in the heart of the Grove. It’s the oldest house in Miami (1891), on 5 acres of natural hammock (hardwood forest) and landscaped lawns. The quiet surroundings, wide porches, and period furnishings illustrate how Miami’s first snowbird lived in the days before condo-mania and luxury hotels. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable state park employees provide a wealth of historical information to those interested in quiet, low-tech attractions such as this one. On Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:45pm, there’s sunset yoga by the sea ($15). Call for details on the fabulous monthly moonlight concerts of folk, blues, or classical music, with picnicking encouraged ($7–$10; free under age 10).
- David Paul Appell