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Henry Morrison Flagler Museum
Type: History Museums, Museums
Occupying the mansion that Standard Oil founder Henry Flagler built for his wife in 1902, this museum recreates the luxury of the early 20th century. The Beaux-Art style structure was saved from the... Read More
Occupying the mansion that Standard Oil founder Henry Flagler built for his wife in 1902, this museum recreates the luxury of the early 20th century. The Beaux-Art style structure was saved from the wrecking ball in 1959 and restored to its original magnificence by Flagler's granddaughter. Today, its many rooms feature ornate architecture, regal furnishings, and a wealth of art. Displays on the railroad that ran along Florida's east coast (and which was funded and conceived of by Flagler) provide a glimpse of the state's early move towards tourism and agriculture. The rail car that Flagler traveled in has also been restored and is available for browsing. The museum is fully wheelchair accessible with the addition of a new elevator.
- Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm
- Adult $18; Student (13-18) $10; Child (6-12) $3; Child (5 and under) Free
- Best for Things to Do in December Because: The best time to tour the Flagler Museum is when it's decorated for the holidays.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The Flagler Museum allows you to see one of America's top estates while also catching you up on the history of the Gilded Age.