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The Barnacle Historic State Park in Coconut Grove was built in 1891 and is the oldest house still standing in its original location in Miami-Dade County. The Barnacle was once the home of Ralph Middleton Munroe, who was not only one of the founders of Coconut Grove but also the founder and Commodore of the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club. Furthermore, he was a prominent designer of sailing yachts. The Florida Park Service acquired the remaining five acres of Munroe’s original 40-acre property from his descendants in 1973. You can easily access The Barnacle Historic State Park by taking the Miami Metrorail at the Douglas Road and the Coconut Grove stations.

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