Palm Beach Flagler Museum
Henry E. Flagler visited Palm Beach in 1886 and was so impressed by the area's warm climate and tropical beauty that he made plans for extending his railroad to the area. In 1901, he commissioned a palatial 55-room ‘marble palace’ for his third wife, Mary Lily Kenan, called Whitehall. In traditional Gilded Age fashion, the New York design firm of Pottier & Stymus designed the interiors of Whitehall as a series of period rooms. Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum.
Museum highlights include original furnishings, a hidden staircase Flagler used to sneak from his bedroom to the billiards room, an art collection, a 1,200-pipe organ and Florida East Coast Railway exhibits, along with Flagler's personal rail car, the Rambler, showcased in an 8,000-square-foot Beaux Arts-style pavilion behind the mansion.
After the tour, a proper English tea will be served to your guests with finger sandwiches, scones, sweets and beverages. During fall and winter months, your guests can explore the Flagler Museum’s changing exhibit gallery which features temporary exhibits on topics related to Florida history and America’s Gilded age.