Whitehall, Henry Flagler's Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach -- completed in 1902 -- was touted by the New York Herald as "more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world."
Henry Flagler built the 75-room, 100,000-square-foot mansion as a wedding present for his wife. They used the home as a winter retreat from 1902 until Flagler's death in 1913, establishing the Palm Beach season for the wealthy of the Gilded Age.
Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum, featuring guided tours, changing exhibitions, and special programs.
Art, artists, topics, and issues of the American Gilded Age (1865-1929)