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“Well Done and Beauiful”

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum
Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Palm Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Henry Flagler's 73-room mansion which contains many of the original furnishings as well as an art collection.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An incredible history, a wealthy man and family who gave back to the people in many generous ways. Flagler made travel by rail possible deep into Florida by making the track gauge standard. His wealth also came from Standard oil and as many of that eras creative minds joined forces with the inventors of the time. This mansion was a gift to his third wife and a wonderful tour. The interior is splendor at its best. All of the new technology of the period is here. The home overlooks a beautiful water view. Worth a few hours of appreciation and can be rented for weddings and events. The only palm grove left in Palm Beach.

1  Thank Lee P
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Expecting to visit a museum and found a palace! I have been to palaces in Europe and this compares favorably with all the historical significance that goes with it. I had heard about Henry Flagler before but this provided a historical perspective that I was missing. His foresight and intelligence in leading the development of Palm Beach was astonishing to learn about. The docent did a very good job with the tour. If you are in the area, you must go here!

1  Thank David R
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

An excellent presentation of the man and his achievements. The house is extremely interesting and the history of the man himself brought to life the development of Florida.
An immensely enjoyable half day visit.

1  Thank Trevor R
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

This ornate example of conspicuous consumption at the dawn of the 20th century is actually less interesting than its builder, Henry Flager. Less grandiose than Biltmore and without any especially notable art works, this mansion offers fascinating exhibits explaining Flager's ambitious construction of a railroad along Florida's east coast to Key West. The printed information provided is good enough for a decent self-guided tour, though guided tours are available.

2  Thank Jeff25
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

We thought we'd pop in, look around a little, then head out for lunch nearby. We ended up staying at the museum for hours. The architecture, interior decor, and paintings were spectacular. What a delight to peek inside the life of 1880's wealth and style. My sixteen year old son was bored after one hour so maybe leave the kids back at the hotel. However, my husband and I loved the opportunity to soak up Florida history. We did the self-guided audio tour so we could linger and move room-to-room at our own pace without being stuck in a big group of strangers, If you want to enrich your experience, read a couple of online articles about Henry Flagler before coming to the museum -- you'll appreciate the significance of Whitehall even more.

3  Thank Ashley R
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