The Barnacle Historic State Park
3485 Main Highway
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
State Park: Birding, History, Picnic, Walk
It is the oldest home in Miami-Dade County in its original location. Built in 1891 as a one-story bungalow, the house sits atop a limestone ridge that slopes down to beautiful Biscayne Bay. During the Era of the Bay, 1821 to 1896, when there were no roads to Miami, Ralph Munroe was one of the few pioneers to venture into shallow Biscayne Bay with one of his shoal-draft yachts.