His­toric Sites

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AN­CIENT SPAN­ISH MONASTERY— The Monastery Clois­ter is the old­est build­ing in the Western Hemi­sphere. Wil­liam Ran­dolph Hearst brought the pieces to Amer­ica, and in 1952 Mi­ami de­vel­op­ers re­assem­bled the monastery at its cur­rent site. To­day the parish Church of St. Bernard de Clair­vaux is an ac­tive and grow­ing con­gre­ga­tion in the Epis­co­pal Dio­cese of South­east Florida. Ser­vices are held on Sun­days and week­days in both English and Span­ish. www.an­cientspan­ish­monastery.org. 16711 W. Dixie High­way, North Mi­ami Beach, 305.945.1461. FLA­GLER MU­SEUM— Ac­cred­ited by the Amer­i­can Al­liance of Mu­se­ums and des­ig­nated a Na­tional His­toric Land­mark, the Fla­gler Mu­seum in­vites vis­i­tors to ex­pe­ri­ence the splen­dor of the Gilded Age while learn­ing more about Henry Fla­gler, his lux­u­ri­ous ho­tels, rev­o­lu­tion­ary rail­roads and this fas­ci­nat­ing pe­riod in Amer­i­can his­tory. The Fla­gler Mu­seum is open year-round, Tues­day through Satur­day, 10am-5pm and Sun­day, noon to 5pm. The mu­seum is closed on Mon­days. Ad­mis­sion prices are Adults (18+) $18; Youth (13-17) $10; Chil­dren (6-12) $3; Chil­dren (un­der 6) free. www.fla­gler­mu­seum.us. 1 White­hall Way, Palm Beach, 561.655.2833. VIZ­CAYA MU­SEUM AND GARDENS— Built by Amer­i­can in­dus­tri­al­ist James Deer­ing, who win­tered on the prop­erty from 1916-1925, the Euro­pean-in­spired es­tate in­cludes a Main House filled with art and fur­nish­ings span­ning 2,000 years, plus 10 acres of for­mal gardens and stat­u­ary on Bis­cayne Bay. Viz­caya is a Na­tional His­toric Land­mark and is ac­cred­ited by the Amer­i­can Al­liance of Mu­se­ums. Open daily, ex­cept Tues., Thanks­giv­ing and Christ­mas Day, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Ad­mis­sion $18 adults, $6 chil­dren 6-12, chil­dren un­der 5, free. www.viz­caya.org. 3251 S. Mi­ami Ave., Co­conut Grove, 305.250.9133.

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