Sunday, June 5, 2022
Free admission during regular Museum hours (Noon to 5 pm)

On June 5th each year the Flagler Museum celebrates its anniversary by opening to the public free of charge in honor of the Museum's founder, Jean Flagler Matthews.

Whitehall was built by Standard Oil partner Henry Flagler in 1902 adjacent to his hotels. Flagler spent winters in Palm Beach with his wife Mary Lily until his death in 1913.  Flagler's youngest granddaughter, Jean Flagler Matthews, rescued the estate from potential demolition and established the Flagler Museum on June 5, 1959.

Whitehall's first and second floors will be open, as will Railcar No. 91 in the Flagler Kenan Pavilion, for those who visit during Founder's Day. Iced tea, lemonade, and lavender cookies will be available for purchase and may be enjoyed outside on Museum grounds.

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Jean Flagler Matthews welcomes visitors to Whitehall in 1978

Jean Flagler Matthews welcomes visitors to Whitehall in 1978. © Flagler Museum


Jean Flagler Matthews portrait is on display in the Grand Hall

Visitors to Whitehall will find a portrait of Jean Flagler Matthews on display in the Grand Hall. © Flagler Museum