Miami-Dade County Expeditions

A Path through Old "Cocoanut" Grove

Pure experience is a most exciting way to learn. Stroll with us through the quaint, colorful, bohemian settlement of Coconut Grove for a peek behind the angled roads, charming shops and graceful canopies of storm-tempered trees that characterize the area today.Step into the past where an erroneously labeled post office turns a dense hardwood hammock into the semi-tropical paradisiacal town of "Cocoanut" Grove. See the historic site of the first hotel in the area - The Peacock Inn. Hear the inspiring story of Ralph Munroe while touring his unusual home, “The Barnacle,”which just so happens to be the oldest house in Miami-Dade County still in its original location.

Recount the tales of hardship and success as experienced by former slaves and Bahamian immigrants who founded the area now known as the “Black Grove.”As you envision the punishing battles with mosquitoes, swamp lands, and hurricanes, it will not be hard to empathize with the pioneer women who created the “House Keepers Club” in order to make a place of their own in this once foreboding wilderness. This walking tour celebrates, in grand style, one of Florida’s most beloved and eclectic communities.


• All entrance fees and taxes.
• A portion of this tour’s profits goes directly to support the Barnacle Society’s preservation efforts.
• Tour interpretation by guide starts and ends at the hotel.
• Guide to guest ratio does not exceed 1:20. For groups larger than 20, we employ a second guide.
• Our guides are certified and trained.
• Walking portion begins in Coconut Grove where guests get off the bus for a guided tour through landmarks and neighborhoods.
• Stops and route are mostly in areas shaded by large trees.
• Coconut Grove is perfect for a walking tour due to its historic urban fabric of sidewalks and small streets.


• Moderate intensity level.
• A portion of this tour’s profits goes directly to support the Barnacle Society’s preservation efforts.
• Tours not available on Tuesdays

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    • Minimum:
    • 15px
    • Maximum:
    • In one group: 20px | Simultaneously: 40px (2 groups of 20px)
    • Approx. duration:
    • 3 hours (not including transferfrom hotel).
    • Time of day:
    • Morning or afternoon
    • Meals included:
    • None (meals can be added for an additional cost).
    • Transportation:
    • To be provided by client or by Dragonfly Expeditions at additional cost.
    • Special notations: