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West Palm Beach Florida Flagler Museum
Flagler Museum
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Distance from hotel: 3.70 miles
Category: Family / Kids
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Immerse Yourself in Gilded Age Glamour At The Flagler Museum

Originally the opulent winter home of Standard Oil mogul and hotel and railroad tycoon, Henry Flagler, Whitehall was considered to be one of the finest examples of Beaux Arts style architecture of its time. After being converted to a hotel after Flagler's death, the mansion was rescued from demolition in 1960 when Henry Flagler's granddaughter, Jean Flagler Matthews, transformed the home into Florida's very first museum.
 
Today, the fully-restored mansion is filled with Gilded Age antiques, stunning works of art and Whitehall's original 1,249-pipe J.H. & C.S. Odell Co. organ. The new Pavilion is home to a cafe and houses Henry Flagler's restored private Railcar No. 91.
 
Visitors can explore this National Historic Landmark and enjoy guided tours, a variety of rotating exhibits, educational programming, and special events throughout the year.
 

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Prices -

Admission is $18 adults; $10 youth (13-17); $3 children (6-12). Children under six enter free.
 

Hours -

Open from 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5pm Sunday. Closed Mondays and major holidays.
 

Events

  • Bluegrass in the Pavilion
  • Christmas at Whitehall
  • Founder's Day Celebration
 
 

Activities

  • Concerts & Lectures
  • Guided Mansion Tours
  • Breakers Hotel Tours (seasonal)
  • Special Exhibits & Permanent Collections
  • Family Programs
  • Cafe
 

FAQs

Yes. The Flagler Museum opens its doors to the public each year on June 5th for Founder's Day. Celebrating the historic mansion's anniversary, the museum offers free admission in honor of Henry Flagler's granddaughter, Jean Flagler Matthews. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the first floor, view the art and antique collections, and explore the grounds for no charge. Members and kids under six are always free.
Located in the beautiful Flagler Kenan Pavilion, Café des Beaux-Arts offers a Gilded-Age style afternoon tea surrounded by panoramic views of the West Palm Beach skyline and Lake Worth. The Flagler's afternoon tea features specially blended teas, delicious tea sandwiches, traditional scones and sweets served on the exquisite Whitehall Collection china. High Tea at the Flagler Museum is reminiscent of the elegance of entertaining of the Gilded Age and is a seasonal experience not to be missed. Call (561) 655-2833 for reservations.

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