When it was completed in 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed that Whitehall, Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, 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.
To see everything at the Flagler Museum, we advise visitors to allot two hours to tour the property. In addition to touring Whitehall, during the fall and winter months visitors may explore the Museum’s changing exhibition gallery which features temporary exhibits on topics related to Florida history and America’s Gilded Age. There are also permanent exhibits on the history of Henry Flagler’s life and career and the Museum’s extensive lace collection. The Flagler Kenan Pavilion, designed in the style of a 19th century Beaux Arts railway palace, houses Henry Flagler’s private railcar, No. 91, and is open to visitors year round..