One of the most famous homes and landmarks on Palm Beach is open for tours. The Flagler Museum, once home to American Industrialist and founder of Standard Oil, Henry M Flagler, and his wife Mary, features more than 100,000 square feet and is filled with some of the most important history of the Gilded Age and Palm Beach.
Flagler as a wedding gift to his wife Mary gifted the home to her. The elegant grand estate was commissioned by John Carrere and Thomas Hastings to design and build the estate. Hastings and Carrere were also famous architects for other US Landmarks such as the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City and the New York Public Library during the Gilded Age.
The elegant mansion features a large central courtyard, white marble columns, a red barrel roof, located directly on the Intracoastal, two full stories plus an attic, a full basement, ten antique original working clocks, and more than 75 rooms.
Visitors who visit the home can enjoy the first and second floor, the grounds, the Flagler Kenan Pavilion, Flagler’s original rail car No.91, the Exhibition Gallery, The Museum Shop, and much more.
Tickets are available to tour the beautiful grand estate. Tickets can be purchased online, here.
The Flagler Museum is located at One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach.