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The iconic Palm Beach Island’s Flagler Museum is now open for tours and special events. The Museum opened their doors to the public earlier this month.

The grand estate is one of the most famous landmarks and homes on Palm Beach Island. The Flagler Museum, formally known as Whitehall, is a grand estate that features more than 100,000 square feet filled with some of the most important Palm Beach history.

The home was commission by the American Industrialist Henry Flagler as a wedding gift to his wife Mary. Flagler, the founder of Standard Oil commissioned John Carrere and Thomas Hastings to build and design the grand estate. Hastings and Carrere were also the architects for other famous landmarks such as the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City and

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The Mounts Botanical Gardens is now open to the public. The Botanical Gardens was nearly closed for three months and reopened its doors to the public yesterday, June 16th. The garden will reopen at 50% capacity in keeping with the county, state, and CDC guidelines.

Mounts Botanical Garden is one of Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical gardens.  The gardens feature 14-acres of tropical oasis and features 25 display gardens showcasing more than 2,000 species of plants.

Mounts Botanical Gardens joins the list of other cultural centers in Palm Beach County that have reopened with limited capacity. The Flagler Museum, The Norton Museum, The Pan’s Gardens and The Society of the Four Arts have recently been welcoming visitors back.

Those

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Here are a few fun places in the Palm Beaches you and your family will enjoy visiting this Summer.

Jupiter Outdoor Center

Love adventure? Into exploring? Well get it all on with Kayaks, canoes and bicycles for rent at Palm Beach County’s beautiful Riverbend Park. Paddling on the Loxahatchee River, you’ll soon be in waters rich in wildlife. Turtles, alligators, great blue heron, osprey and many other birds are common visitors as you are embraced by the exquisite nature of Florida's only Wild & Scenic River on the east coast. . Jupiter Outdoor Center also offers guided kayak and canoe tours. We’ve recently updated our fleet of bicycles – some with fat tires – so you can easily pedal around the miles of shaded crushed shell paths in Riverbend Park

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One of Palm Beach Island’s most popular attraction, The Flagler Museum is planning to reopen their doors to visitors on Tuesday, June 9th.

The museum is planning to have reduced hours and signs in the museum to ensure the safety of all who visit. The Flagler Museum’s new hours starting June 9th will be Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. All visitors will be required to pre-purchase General Admission tickets using a credit card or pay-pay online. Tickets will be limited to 4 tickets per purchase.

The Museum is also planning on adopting a timed entry. Visitors will be required when purchasing tickets online to choose a time they plan to arrive.  Museum members still have access to free admission but will be required to provide a time on when

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Many attractions here in Palm Beach County are moving towards virtual experiences that the public can enjoy from the comfort of their own homes.  The new virtual experiences include online classes and tutorials, museum tours, online exercises, cooking demonstrations and much more. 

Check out some of Palm Beach County’s Attractions that have gone virtual. 

Armory Arts Center: The Art Center has found a way to bring their artists and art exhibits to you through a virtual tour of their current gallery. 

Flagler Museum: The grand Palm Beach estate is giving viewers a virtual tour of the entire first and second floor of the museum filled with Palm Beach island’s history. The tour is available online or through their app called “Flagler Museum

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The Palm Beach Island grand estate and museum is offering virtual tours for you to tour the museum and estate in the comfort of your own home.  The Flagler Museum, formally known as Whitehall is an elegant estate that features more than 100,000 square feet that is filled with some of Palm Beach Island’s most important history. 

The elegant mansion features white marble columns and a red barrel roof overlooking the intercostal located just off of Cocoanut Row.  The estate features a large central courtyard, a full basement, two full stories plus an attic, the original fence built in 1901, ten antique clocks still working today and more than 75 rooms. The home features antiques, artwork and the history of the Gilded Age and Henry Flagler, known to be

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse sits on top of a midden shell mound on the northern side of the Jupiter Inlet. The location in Jupiter was chosen in 1853 when Congress authorized the construction. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is located between the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse to the north and the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse to the south. 

The Jupiter Lighthouse project was assigned and designed to George Gordon Meade, a young Army Lieutenant. The Lighthouse was one of six Florida lighthouses assigned to Meade before being completed under the supervision of Lieutenant William Raynolds. Raynolds improved the final design by increasing the height of the lighthouse tower to 105 feet and doubled the masonry wall for protection. 

The Lighthouse tower was

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The Historical Society of Palm Beach County is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, preserve and share the history of Palm Beach County. The Society maintains a large library on the history of Palm Beach County, Florida and the Caribbean.

Through the Society's archives, which include nearly two million photographic images, maps, newspapers, journals, periodicals, architectural drawings, and research files, they have maintained an active research facility and documents the people and events that have shaped Palm Beach County.

The Historical Society also has multiple educational programs and initiatives that contribute significantly to the interest of local students in the history of Palm Beach County.

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Palm Beach Island’s iconic Flagler Museum hosts Afternoon Tea every day from November until the end of April. The Afternoon Tea is held in the museum’s Café des Beaux-Arts. 

The elegant tea party features an array of delicious delicacies and refreshments and of course all the tea imaginable.  Guests can enjoy gourmet tea sandwiches, macaroons, traditional scones, sweets, the Flagler’s very own Whitehall Special Blend all served on the elegant Whitehall Collection of China. 

The tea party is held in the Café des Beaux- Arts in the Flagler Kenan Pavilion. The Pavilion was designed as a nineteenth century Beaux-Arts railway station with panoramic views of downtown West Palm Beach and the Intracoastal waterways. 

The Afternoon Tea is held on

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Palm Beach County has a long and interesting past. If you want to learn about the area’s history, here are a few fun places you can visit.

Battlefield Park 

Known, as one of the most significant Jupiter icons and historical sites is the Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park. Often referred to as the “gateway to the Loxahatchee River,” this park is must-visit site if you have not been and live in the area. 

The history of Battlefield Park shows that there has been prehistoric and historic habitation here dating as far back as the Archaic Period over 5,000 years ago. The park stands to preserve this precious past and educate locals about Jupiter’s rich history. 

Not only does the park boast an impressive story dating back thousands of years but

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