The Barnacle History State Park has majestically stood the test of time, standing so charmingly and alluringly where once upon a time it was lovingly built. This house of timeless beauty that was built back in the 1891 still holds its charms on persons of a much younger generation and is a much visited, much loved location in Miami.
The house was the place where Ralph Middleton Munroe resided back in his day. He was the charming and prominent pioneer whose influence was strongly felt in the Coconut Grove. A lover of nature, an artist by birth, Commodore Munroe was recognized as a seaman, civic artist, photographer and a naturalist, and his appealing personality is aptly expressed in this house that was home to him. A passionate lover of sailboats and yachts, it is said that 56 plans for sailboats have been illustrated by this artist and seaman of great calibre.
Walking through the wondrous landscape of the Park, you will step in to the lost world of the Old Florida, beautiful in her days of The Era of the Bay, while on a shaded corner you picnic with your loved ones. The museum at The Barnacle offers vivid details of the gallant life of its creator, Commodore Munroe as well as interesting details of The Era of the Bay while the guided tours of The Barnacle house will take you to her interesting interiors, with tales of mystic charm woven around them. In the shades of these trees many local and migratory birds find refuge and shelter and they could be spotted in their numbers as they add colour and life to this magnificent place, just as it was originally meant to be.
To witness the olden charm of The Barnacle House that still continues to allure, a hotel in South Beach Miami such as Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach can be considered. Providing the best of accommodation in South Beach Miami, while also providing the guests the ease of travel, being centrally located, this hotel is certainly the traveller’s choice when a great holiday is to be planned.
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