In celebration of Coconut Grove’s 140th anniversary, the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District, in collaboration with HistoryMiami, will offer free historic walking and bike tours to the public.
Local historians Dr. Paul George and Frank Schena will share the fascinating history of Miami’s oldest community, established in 1873. Visit memorable sites including the Peacock Inn, Millionaire’s Row, the old Pan American Airways seaplane terminal, the first public school in Dade County and the Barnacle, the preserved home of Commodore Ralph Munroe. The Barnacle, which was built in 1891, is the oldest home in Miami still in its original location.
Among Coconut Grove’s residents and visitors were Robert Frost, Tennessee Williams, Alexander Graham Bell, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, William Deering, William Matheson and David Fairchild.
The tours will be:
- Sunday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Nov 24, at 9:30 a.m.: Walking tour with Dr. Paul George
- Sunday, Oct. 20, and Sunday, Nov. 3, at 9:30 a.m.: Bike tour with Frank Schena. Participants must bring their own bikes.
Advance reservations are required. Call the Coconut Grove BID at 305-461-5506.