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The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in West Palm Beach

Posted by Gerald Lombardo on Monday, September 23rd, 2019 at 11:10am.

If you want to learn some local history, you and your family can visit the historic Henry Flagler house in Palm Beach.

The museum is a great way to get a sense of the early 20th Century aristocracy. When it was completed in 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed that “Whitehall”, was "more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world."

Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum, featuring guided tours, changing exhibits, and special programs.

Click here for more information.

Henry Flagler

Henry Morrison Flagler was an American industrialist and a founder of Standard Oil, first based in Ohio. He was also a key figure in the development of the Atlantic coast of Florida and founder of what became the Florida East Coast Railway. He is known as the father of Miami and Palm Beach, Florida.

 

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