Historic Town Hall

Everglades National Park

Built in 1917, this stolid white building fulfilled many roles – city council chambers, fire department, police station – in the once tiny township of Homestead. Today it houses a small museum with a collection of old photographs and memorabilia that give a glimpse of 20th-century life in the town. The highlight is a beauty: a 1924 American LaFrance fire truck.

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1. Downtown Homestead

0.02 MILES

You could pass a mildly entertaining afternoon walking around Homestead’s almost quaint main street, which essentially comprises a couple of blocks of…

2. Everglades Outpost

2.78 MILES

The Everglades Outpost houses, feeds and cares for wild animals that have been seized from illegal traders, abused, neglected or donated by people who…

3. Coral Castle

2.92 MILES

‘You will be seeing unusual accomplishment,’ reads the inscription on the rough-hewn quarried wall. That’s an understatement. There is no greater temple…

4. Fruit & Spice Park

3.98 MILES

Set just on the edge of the Everglades, this 35-acre public park grows all those great tropical fruits you usually have to contract dysentery to enjoy…

5. Schnebly Redland's Winery

4.05 MILES

Given the climate, you won't find malbec, pinot noir or zinfandel – wines here are made of mango, passion fruit, lychee, avocado, coconut and other…

6. Monkey Jungle


Step into the cage while monkeys run around, wild and free! Indeed, you’ll be walking through screened-in trails, with primates swinging, screeching and…

7. Ernest Coe Visitor Center

7.52 MILES

Near the entrance to the Everglades National Park, this friendly visitor center has some excellent exhibits, including a diorama of ‘typical’ Floridians …

8. Anhinga Trail

10.15 MILES

If you do just one walk in the Everglades, make sure it's on the Anhinga Trail. Gators sun on the shoreline, anhinga spear their prey and wading birds…