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The Barnacle Historic State Park

 About The Barnacle Historic State Park

Boats at anchor in the waters off The Barncle Historic State Park in Coconut Grove.


Katrina Boler

As we move into the winter season, you’ll find a wealth of varied events on The Barnacle’s calendar. On Sunday, December 21, The Barnacle Society is partnering with the Chabad of Coconut Grove to celebrate Chanukah at The Barnacle. December's Old Time Dance follows next Sunday, December 28. The 2014 event schedule rounds out on Monday, December 29 with our Up Past Bedtime kid’s movie, Toy Story.  You may also join us for Yoga by the Sea each Monday and Wednesday beginning at 6:30 p.m.

January 2015 picks right up with events with Tim Charon’s performance at The Barnacle under Moonlight on Sunday, January 11. The Alfred Hitchcock Film Festival returns for a second season with three films in two nights with Strangers on a Train showing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 22. The following evening’s double feature includes Rope at 7 p.m. and The Birds at 9 p.m. January’s Old Time Dance is set for Sunday, January 26 and later that week on Friday and Saturday, January 30 and 31, we welcome Shakespeare Miami’s return of Shakespeare in the Park as they produce The Tempest.

If you're looking for a special gift for the sailor or history lover in your life, new items are arriving often, so be sure to check out The Barnacle Society's gift shop housed in the 1927 Carriage House on the grounds of The Barnacle. While visiting, be sure to take a tour of the house which, thanks to The Villagers, is decorated for an early 20th century Christmas. There truly is something for everyone at The Barnacle. So visit the park’s event page to learn more details about what’s happening next at YOUR state park.

Remember to check out the Autumn 2014 issue of The News Packet, the newsletter of The Barnacle Society, Inc. Better yet, ask about becoming a member!

*** Yoga by the Sea is taking a semester break from Monday, December 22 through Wednesday, December 31, so that participants and staff may enjoy the holiday festivities with their friends and families. Classes resume on Monday, January 5, just in time to live up to our New Year’s resolutions. Have a joyous holiday season!



The Barnacle is located in Coconut Grove (Miami) at 3485 Main Highway.




  • Florida State Parks Pet Policy
  • Pets are permitted on park grounds but not inside the historic Barnacle House. Where pets are allowed, they must be kept on a no greater than six-foot, handheld leash and be well-behaved at all times. We ask that you clean up after your pets, disposing of the waste in one of the pet waste stations in the park. Service animals are welcome in all areas of the park, as required by law. Pets are not permitted at park special evening events, including the Moonlight Concert Series.