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Visit The Barnacle Historic State Park

Enjoy a special day at our beautiful waterfront State Park. Pack a picnic, bring the pooch, pull up a chair on the shady front porch or spread a blanket under a giant oak tree. You’ll enjoy the same view as Commodore Ralph Munroe did with his family did back in the early 1900s.

Take a tour of the historic house and learn about the unique engineering that makes this home so special, and reflects the history of Coconut Grove and all of South Florida.

Stroll down to the shoreline and view the replicas of Munroe's Marine Railway and his famous sailboat EGRET. Peek into the boathouse and you may see volunteers building a traditional wooden boat.

Join us for one of our special events like a Moonlight Concert or Vintage Car show, or just a fun outing with family and friends. Come back again and again.  


Hours & Admission

The Park is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Wednesday and closed Thursdays.

Admission to the park is $2 per person age 6 and over. Children under 6 are FREE. Please use the honor box to pay. Please check at the Park office if you don’t have correct change. 

Park Tour Information

Guided tours of the Historic house are offered Sunday through Wednesday at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Purchase tour tickets at the park office: $3 ages 13 and up; $1 ages 6 to 12; children under 6 are admitted free.

Entry into the historic house is by guided tour only and is limited to five visitors at a time. A complimentary outdoor ranger program is available for larger groups.

Address & Directions

ADDRESS: 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove (Miami) FL  33133

The Barnacle is located in Coconut Grove (Miami) at 3485 Main Highway.  The entrance to the park is down the stairs or ramp and through the iron gate.   The house is accessible at the end of the hardwood hammock nature walk. 

PARKING: There is no parking in the Park, except for those with disabilities.  There is a public parking lot across the street from the park, and street parking throughout the neighborhood.

*Please note that the address on Google Maps is incorrect.

Get Directions

Directions from the North 

Take I-95 South the end, which becomes US 1.  Continue South and turn left at SW 27th Avenue. Continue to the end. Turn right on S. Bayshore Drive, then follow it around the bend as it becomes MacFarlane Road.  Get into the left lane and take a hard left at the traffic light onto Main Highway.  The park is on the left shortly after the intersection of Commodore Plaza. Parking is on the right in the paid, public lot.

Directions Via Metrobus & Metrorail

Busses #22 & #42 from Douglas Metrorail Station.  Bus #27 from Coconut Grove Metrorail Station.  Bus #48 from Government Center and Douglas Metrorail Stations.

The Barnacle Society, Inc. is a volunteer non-profit, citizen-supported organization created to generate public awareness, education, and financial support for the preservation and maintenance of The Barnacle Historic State Park.

The Barnacle Society, Inc.
3485 Main Highway

PO Box 33-0579
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133

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