Monday, February 4, 2013

The Barnacle Historic State Park

I went to the Barnacle Historic State Park back in December, which is the oldest house in its original location in Miami. Built by Coconut Grove pioneer Commodore Ralph M. Munroe, the house and the property take you back over 100 years, to a time when Miami was still a frontier. I don't want to post too much about it, because there is a tour and I think everyone should take it, to learn more about a very interesting time in Miami's history, and one of the most important figures in the development of the city. If you want to know more about Ralph M. Munroe, and the early days of Coconut Grove, visit:

Better yet, visit the place! Here are some pictures:

The Barnacle and its great lawn

Replica ship

Ralph Munroe was a true commodore, and one of the founders of the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club

Christmas time at the Barnacle

Not all the appliances date back to the building of the house, but they are still dated

Built on a hill, the house actually came with it's own small cellar, for herbs I believe

Family dinner at the Munroe's.

A child's bedroom, before there was Xbox

The house is built in a way to capture the breeze of the sea, and let air circulate throughout.

The boathouse

A replica of one of the Commodore's ships

Way out there, in the distance, if you are here in person, you can see Stiltsville

Porch life

Million dollar view

Old fashioned doorbell instructions

A chair fit for a king

This is your final warning

The road leading to the Barnacle

Outside the park