It's our biggest event of the year
"Christmas at Palm Cottage"
November 12th through December 31st
Celebrate the holidays at our house!
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We are the guardians of a rich and vibrant past. From the simple elegance of the Palm Cottage™ house museum (built in 1895) to the peaceful ambiance of The Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage, we offer Naples most unique historical experience.
The Palm Cottage house museum, treasured and respected symbol of Naples history and heritage, is listed in the National Register for Historic Places and is proudly maintained by the Naples Historical Society.
Take a step back in time by strolling through one of our Gardens, like our Shade Garden, or by taking a Walking Tour of the Naples Historic District (also listed in the National Register of Historic Places), or by just touring the Palm Cottage house museum…any tour will give you a glimpse into the fascinating history of Naples. Once you’ve experienced the charm and elegance of authentic Naples, we’re confident you’ll want join us in our mission.
Our donors, members and volunteers share a singular passion to "Preserve Our Past for the Future." Naples Historical Society accomplishes this mission through numerous informative tours and through several preservation initiatives, including our children's education program, Pupils at Palm Cottage, our new youth art program, Art in the Garden, and our most significant project, an oral history initiative called, Naples Oral Histories: If These Walls Could Talk!
Additional program support includes our popular speaker's bureau, Talk of the Town!, community-embraced Garden Side Chickee Chats (lecture series), our seasonal promotional event, Christmas at Palm Cottage, and our substantial archival development project.
Whether you are a history buff or a preservation-minded individual, or whether you just need to know more about Naples, take a step back in time and learn about Naples rich and vibrant past through one of our tours. They're perfect for family, friends and visitors alike!