The former home of naval architect and early settler Ralph Middleton Munroe is now a museum in the heart of Coconut Grove. It's the oldest house in Miami and it rests on its original foundation, which sits on 5 acres of natural hardwood forest and landscaped lawns. The house's quiet surroundings, wide porches, and period furnishings illustrate how Miami's first snowbird lived in the days before condomania and luxury hotels. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable state park employees provide a wealth of historical information to those interested in quiet, low-tech attractions such as this one. On Wednesdays from 6pm-7:30pm they have sunset yoga by the sea. Call for details on the fabulous monthly moonlight concerts during which folk, blues, or classical music is presented and picnicking is encouraged.
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- Highly Recommended 2010
- visit website
- tel: 305/448-9445
- fax: 305/448-7484
- 3485 Main Hwy
- 1 block south of Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove
- Miami, FL 33133
- Fri-Mon 9am-4pm. Tours Fri-Mon at 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, and 2:30pm
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