Discover the Palm Beach Museums
Many people would be forgiven for thinking Palm Beach is purely about long stretches of sandy shores, but interestingly, Palm Beach is home to many museums of art, history and science. With so much diversity, here is some you may like to visit.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm & Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
0.9 miles | 5 minutes by car, 16 minutes on foot
1 Whitehall Way Palm Beach, FL 33480
+1 (561) 655 2833
This National Historic Landmark is a magnificent 55-room mansion and estate built in 1902 by Henry Flagler, who founded the Florida East Coast Railway and was also one of the founders of Standard Oil Company. It was designed in the Beaux Arts style and meant to rival the extravagant mansions in Newport, Rhode Island. When it was completed in 1902, Whitehall was hailed by the New York Herald as "more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world".
Open to the public as the Flagler Museum, it features guided tours, changing exhibits, special programs and private weddings.
The Norton Museum of Art
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat: 10am – 5pm | Thu: 10am – 9pm | Sun: 11am – 5pm. Closed Mondays, New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
1.2 miles | 7 minutes by car, 25 minutes on foot
1451 S. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
+1 (561) 832 5196
Founded in 1941 by Ralph Hubbard Norton and his wife, Elizabeth Calhoun Norton. The Nortons were actively interested in fine arts and developed a sizeable collection of paintings and sculptures. The Norton Museum features 7,000 works of art covering European, American, Chinese and Contemporary Art, as well as Photography.
Enjoy “Art After Dark,” every Thursday night from 5pm to 9pm, plus an extensive program of music, dance, film, as well as DIY art projects, tours, workshops, lectures, wine and beer tastings.