To see everything at the Flagler Museum, we advise visitors to allow 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.
The Museum offers four options for touring Whitehall. There is never an additional fee for any of these tour options. Normally all four options will be available for visitors to choose from, but at least one option will be available to visitors at all times.
Docent-led tour (free)
Docent-led tours cover the first floor of Whitehall, and last approximately one hour. In-Season (November 1st to May 31st) tours start on the front porch at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Saturday). On Sundays tours begin at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. During the Off-Season (June 1st to October 31st) tours start on the front porch at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Saturday). On Sundays tours begin at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The Museum makes every effort to ensure that a volunteer Docent will be available at the scheduled times. However, on rare occasions, a volunteer Docent may not be available. On those occasions, visitors have the option to take an Audio Tour or to tour the Museum using a printed Self-Guide Brochure.
Audio Tour (free)
Visit the Audio Tour Attendant on the front porch to receive a complimentary audio tour wand. Learn about the history of Whitehall and Henry Flagler by listening to descriptions of rooms, objects, and Gilded Age life narrated by the Education Director, Chief Curator, and Executive Director. Audio Tour wands are available in English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese. Tour wands are available on a first-come-first-served basis. On rare occasions, there may be a brief wait for an audio wand.
Flagler Museum App (free)
You may download the free Flagler App to your smart device (iPhone, iPad, or Android device) prior to visiting the Museum. Learn about the history of Whitehall and Henry Flagler by listening to descriptions of rooms, objects, and Gilded Age life narrated by the Education Director, Chief Curator, and Executive Director. The Flagler App includes an orientation video, audio tour, floor plans, images, events calendar and more. Scan, or tap, this QR code to download the Flagler App. Headphones or earbuds are required for App use in the Museum. Earbuds are available for purchase for $1 a set at the Greeter Station at the front door of the Museum.
Printed Self-Guide Brochures (free)
Self-Guide Brochures are available in English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese.
For Children (free)
Children have the opportunity to tour Whitehall with a Tour and Activity Guide for Kids.