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The Palm Cottage displays a special piece of Naples history. Constructed in 1895, the storied home is on the National Register of Historic Places and is now a museum that has been decorated to reflect... Read More
The Palm Cottage displays a special piece of Naples history. Constructed in 1895, the storied home is on the National Register of Historic Places and is now a museum that has been decorated to reflect its previous 19th-century charm. If the walls could talk at Palm Cottage, they would tell of wild parties with the likes of Gary Cooper and Hedy Lamarr in attendance. A theater shows oral history films that tell more stories about Naples. See unique furniture pieces, antique kitchen appliances and heirloom portraits of Naples natives from over a hundred years ago. Visits to the cottage are by guided tour only. Be sure to self-tour the adjacent Norris Gardens, which opened in 2007. They include the Pioneer Garden, Edible Garden, Palm Garden, Water Garden, Garden of the Senses and Shade Garden.
137 12th Ave S
Naples, FL 34102-7002
- Tue-Fri: Noon-4pm
- Sat: 1pm-4pm
- Adult $10; Child (0-10) Free
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: It recalls the romance of yesteryear just steps away from the beach.
- Best for Holiday Attractions Because: Through Dec. 31, holiday tours allow visitors to view the historic home's period-relevant decorations.
- Best for Museums Because: This is the definitive historic museum for old Naples, and the garden is worth a visit in itself.