In 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed Whitehall, Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, “more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander & more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world.” Now a National Historic Landmark, Whitehall is open to the public as the Flagler Museum and features tours, exhibits and special programs. For those unfamiliar Florida history, Henry Flagler was a wealthy rail road magnet and architectural visionary during the “Gilded Age” of Florida’s development.
Visitors are advised to allow two hours to tour Whitehall. During the fall and winter months, visitors may explore the Museum’s changing exhibition gallery which features temporary exhibits on topics related to Florida history. The Flagler Kenan Pavilion, designed in the style of a 19th century Beaux Arts railway palace, houses Henry Flagler’s private railcar, No. 91, and is open year round. Special group rates are available.
Visit: One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach; 561-655-2833; flaglermuseum.us