Palm Beach: Steeped in History and Elegance

Since founding father Henry Morrison Flagler began to tout the virtues of Palm Beach as a “veritable paradise” in the late 19th century, “The Island” has become known around the world as a unique destination with a character all its own. Renowned for the restaurants, shops and galleries of Worth Avenue – the “Rodeo Drive of the East Coast” – Palm Beach is also home to world-class cultural institutions.

For a unique perspective on Palm Beach’s history and spirit, the Flagler Museum is the ideal starting point. Built as a wedding present for Flagler’s wife, Mary Lily Kenan Flagler, the Gilded Age estate known as Whitehall sheds light on a magical time gone by through guided tours, changing exhibitions and the opportunity to see Henry Flagler’s private railcar.

Also central to the Palm Beach cultural scene is the Society of the Four Arts, which offers a bountiful array of entertainment and exhibitions in the midst of incredible botanical and sculpture gardens. Meanwhile, cabaret fans flock to The Colony Hotel’s celebrated Royal Room for star-studded shows featuring some of the biggest names in the business.

As colorful as it is stately, Palm Beach never fails to please the most sophisticated cultural traveler.


Upcoming Events in Palm Beach

Flagler Museum Music Series - Telegraph Quartet

Flagler Museum Music Series - Telegraph Quartet

Tuesday, January 24

Flagler Museum

The Telegraph Quartet was formed in 2013 with a passionate commitment to the standard chamber music repertoire as well as contemporary and non-standard... More details »
Winter Exhibition - Harem: Unveiling the Mystery of Orientalist Art

Winter Exhibition - Harem: Unveiling the Mystery of Orientalist Art

Tuesday, January 24

Flagler Museum

For centuries the Muslim harem, a favorite subject of Orientalist artists, has evoked images of exotic beauty, sensuality, and wealth. This realm of wives,... More details »
American Founding Principles and National Security with John Lenczowski

American Founding Principles and National Security with John Lenczowski

Wednesday, January 25

The Society of the Four Arts

Dr. John Lenczowski, Founder, President, and Professor, The Institute of World Politics is the former White House advisor on Soviet affairs to President Ronald... More details »