Merrick House

Visit the Beautiful Historic Merrick House

Address: Located at 907 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL Ph: 305-774-0155

Step back in time to the Roaring Twenties and visit the Coral Gables Merrick House, a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. View 14 rooms on your docent-guided tour. Stroll the 1.3-acre grounds to see the historic grotto filled with 10 species of fish, the Heritage Garden, and the lily pond. The expansive wraparound porch is set amongst the flora creating a beautiful backdrop for photographs. Scroll down for more information on fees, rentals, and upcoming events. 

The Merrick House is currently recruiting people who would like to train as docents. For information on volunteering as a tour guide at the Merrick House, please contact the Docent Coordinator at

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Merrick House Plaque

Guided Tours Are Weekends Only

Call 305-774-0155 for any current information.

  • Hours for tours: Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.
    • No reservation necessary. Cash only. See below for tour ticket prices.
  • For group tours, please give a two weeks' notice and email

Please do not bring pets, food, open drinks or strollers into the house. Free parking is located behind the house, and public restrooms are available on-site.

  • Adults: $5
  • Seniors & Military: $3
  • Students (over 12): $3
  • Students (under 12): $1
  • Children (under 6): Free

Upcoming Events

100 Voices: Carolina Vester

A Pool Like No Other

Denman Fink's favorite creation, Venetian Pool & Casino, provided much more than a cool respite from the tropical heat. This rock pit-turned-swimming lake was the first stop for prospective buyers on George Merrick's tour buses as he welcomed visitors to the "Miami Riviera." It has hosted famous orators, popular orchestras, accomplished athletes, movie stars, beauty queens, mermaids and an aqua tot! At age 19, Carolina Vester, Community Recreation Deputy Director, started her career with the City of Coral Gables as a lifeguard at this unique venue – the only pool listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Come hear fascinating facts, tales and tidbits from our resident expert, and share your own stories of your youth spent at the pool like no other.

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A Proper Garden Tea 2024

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Photos of three guests in the Merrick House


Guests perusing the exhibit at the Merrick House


Exhibit at the Merrick House

A Proper Garden Tea 2022

Elderly couples in formal attire in front of the Merrick House


Ladies gathered around a table in the Merrick House


Crowd at Tea and Textile Extravaganza

100 Voices

Preservation Station: Notable Places and People (Nov. 12, 2023)

Dona Spain held many posts at City Hall but her true love was for historic properties. She describes favorite features of Merrick cottages and recounts tales of the fascinating historical figures she came to know during her 22+ years with the city.

Friends & Family: Merrick Connection in Our Midst (Oct. 22, 2023)

Journalist Helen Muir wrote "The Biltmore: Beacon for Miami" based on her coverage of the hotel, which began with a story in 1935. Her son, Toby Muir, reflects on his mother’s life in Miami and friendships with Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Eunice Peacock Merrick and Richard Merrick, George’s brother. Introduction by Gay Bondurant, Merrick House docent coordinator, who tells a "Gables Fable" about the Muirs.

Preserve & Protect: The Early Days of Saving Places (Sept. 17, 2023)

As the City’s first director of historic preservation, Ellen Uguccioni crafted the cottage ordinance, brought back the Biltmore, and further defined the unique look of Coral Gables. This prolific speaker and author shares anecdotes of her adventures in city stewardship.

A Woman of Substance: Julia Ward Howe (May 7, 2023)

Known for writing the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” author and poet Julia Ward Howe penned the original 1870 pacifist Mother's Day Proclamation in which she called on mothers to demand world peace and envisioned a Mother’s Day for that purpose. Ward Howe descendant Lawrence “Monk” Terry describes the writings, social activism and legacy of this dynamo, who co-founded the Association for the Advancement of Women.

Some Moor History (Feb. 12, 2023)

Completely enamored by the romanticism of Spanish culture, George Merrick wrapped his dreams of building a city with images of seductive Moorish architecture, spiced with the patina of a history lasting nearly 800 years on the Iberian Peninsula. His magical visions of the Alhambra palace culminated in selecting "Castles in Spain" as the design inspiration for Coral Gables. Brett Gillis, Ziyad Mneimneh and Sadia Raja travel through time highlighting the history of the Moors and their vast influence on Spanish culture and Coral Gables. Presented in collaboration with The Coral Gables Tertulia of the Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables (HPACG.)

School Days: Tales from In and Out the Classroom (Nov. 6, 2022)

Gablelites Gay Bondurant, Lon Dowlen, Petsy Mezey and June Morris recall the halls of their grade, middle and high schools, as well as what was done for fun before playdates were a thing.

A George of All Trades: The Merricks and the Miami Postal Service (Oct. 2, 2022)

Long-serving Merrick House docent Juan Riera, an avid postcard and stamp collector, shares engaging anecdotes about the early days of the post office for which both George and Charles Merrick worked.