The Best Backyard in Miami

The Barnacle Society has cultivated an active community, offering family-friendly arts, sporting, and volunteer activities centered around the last natural green space in Miami’s oldest neighborhood.

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Become a member today and receive special perks while helping to preserve our Historic State Park.

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Every little bit helps us keep this hidden gem in its preserved natural state and open to the public.



The Barnacle needs you for a couple of hours or a day. From helping with fun events to hurricane clean up, there is always something to do!

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About The Barnacle:
Preserving Miami's Best Backyard

The Barnacle, built in 1891, offers a glimpse of Old Florida during The Era of the Bay. Situated on the shore of Biscayne Bay, this was the home of Ralph Middleton Munroe, one of Coconut Grove´s most charming and influential pioneers. A walk into the park through its tropical hardwood hammock invites each guest to imagine Miami’s original landscape in the 1920s.

Throughout the year, The Barnacle Society sponsors many events to raise funds and awareness to support this lovely Historic State Park. From moonlight concerts and films, to sunset soirees and Shakespeare,  our very own Haunted Ballet and Mad Hatter Art Show and Yappy Hours for our furry friends, there is something for everyone! Come sit with us in a rocking chair on the spacious front porch and enjoy the bay breeze as it rolls off the water in your backyard.

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