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 Mondays and 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 ($3–$10; free under age 6).
The Barnacle Historic State Park
3485 Main Hwy (btw. Commodore Plaza and McFarlane Rd.), Miami, FL
Our Rating Hours Wed & Fri–Mon 9am–5pm; Thu 9am–7pm. Closed Tue. Tours at 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, and 2:30pm Phone 305/442-6866 Prices Admission $2. Tours $3 adults, $1 ages 6–12 Web site The Barnacle Historic State Park
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