History


The Mission of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum is to preserve, research, and interpret Whitehall, its associated collections, and materials related to the life of Henry Morrison Flagler, as unique and important elements of Florida’s history and America’s Gilded Age. We encourage you to review the pages below and discover the Gilded Age (one of the most fascinating times in American History), and the entrepreneur who modernized the business world and developed Florida into a vacation paradise with a strong economic foundation.

 

Flagler Biography

Start here to learn about early Florida, When Henry Flagler's railroads and luxury hotels establilshed tourism and agriculture as the foundation of Florida's economy.

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Whitehall

Start here to enjoy one of America's most beautiful homes and Florida's first museum.

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The Gilded Age

Start here to discover the Gilded Age, one of the most fascinating periods in American history.

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Florida East Coast Railway

Start here to understand the impact of Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway in developing the state.

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The Over-Sea Railroad

Start here to experience the greatest engineering feat ever undertaken by a private citizen, and it's historical significance.

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Florida's First Museum

Start here to  see why Whitehall is Florida's first museum, and a monument to Gilded Age culture.

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Suggested Reading List

Fulfill your curiosity for the Gilded Age with these publications. A library of knowledge on Gilded Age history and culture can be found in the Museum Store, including biographies, exhibit catalogs, and Museum publication.

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