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Tour Historic Palm CottageTM
Naples Historical Society - 137 12th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102
Call: 239.261.8164
At the corner of 12th Avenue South and Gulfshore Boulevard sits an exquisite example of Naples authentic charm. Under the preservation of the Naples Historical Society, the Palm Cottage™ house museum is the oldest house in Naples (built 1895) and a fine example of Tabbie Mortar construction, a hand-made concrete consisting of sand, shells and water.
Tuesday thru Saturday 1pm-4pm
Check our website for Christmas at Palm Cottage dates and times.

Tour Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage
Naples Historical Society - 137 12th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102
Call: 239.261.8164
The Norris Gardens is an historic garden complement to Palm Cottage™. Opened in 2007, this delightful historic garden area features many distinct experiences along the Patrons Walk that chronicle Naples landscape history during the last 100 years. Step back in time into The Garden of the Senses, The Palm Collector's Garden, The Edible Garden, The Pioneer Garden and The Shade Garden. Whether you are interested in palms, edible plants, fragrant plants, exotic plants, grasses, or shade from the summer's glare, there is something here for everyone.
Tours are the first and third Thursday of each month from 10am-11am. Reservations required.

Walking Tours of Naples Historic District
Naples Historical Society - 137 12th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102
Call: 239.261.8164
Tour the original Naples on the Gulf with us and you will be able to imagine it as it was at the end of the nineteenth century. Walk along historic Third Street South and learn where the original movie theater, general store and gas station operated. Visit the location where the grand Naples Hotel once stood and hosted such guests as Rose Cleveland. Stroll through the neighborhoods of Old Naples where notables such as the DuPonts and the city's founders, the Haldemans, once lived. Originally known as a "sportsman's paradise", attracting fisherman and hunters alike, it was Naples pull as a resort town that captivated many famous and important visitors and brought about the nickname, "summerland in wintertime".
Every Wednesday at 9:30am year round, rain or shine. Reservations required.


 

 

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