Step back in time at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, the former home of maritime pilot and master wrecker Capt. John H. Geiger. The grand property, built by the captain in the 1840s, has been restored to its former glory. A guided tour of the house, which is filled with antiques, provides a glimpse into the comfortable lives that wealthy Key West families enjoyed during the mid 19th century. Once the tour is over, you are free to explore the house and 0.4 hectare (1 acre) tropical gardens independently. The gardens are said to have been visited by the naturalist J.J. Audubon in 1832, who then used images from the gardens in his drawings. Be sure to read the information panels throughout the property to discover more about the Geiger family and Key West society in the 1800s. Put Audubon House & Tropical Gardens and other Key West attractions into our Key West tour itinerary maker site, and watch your holiday take shape.
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Audubon House & Tropical Gardens reviews
We visited the house twice. We met Joanne at the gift shop who gave us an overall layout of the grounds and Informed us of what the gift shop offered. The gentleman inside of the house was very...
We visited the house twice. We met Joanne at the gift shop who gave us an overall layout of the grounds and Informed us of what the gift shop offered. The gentleman inside of the house was very... more »
We came across the Audubon House by accident. It's a peaceful gardens and historical house from the 1800s. Bird drawings and prints by James Audubon based on his time here were impressive to see...
We came across the Audubon House by accident. It's a peaceful gardens and historical house from the 1800s. Bird drawings and prints by James Audubon based on his time here were impressive to see... more »
I've thought about this review a great bit! Audubon was a truly complex person. He was a slave holder, and a true advocate for slavery! He also shot every single bird he ever painted (hundreds of times in many cases!)That being said, Audubon's artwork is brilliant beyond dispute! It's still in question whether he stayed in this house. But this house is well worth the visit! The grounds are beautiful! The home is a brilliant snapshot of Key West in the early 19th century. Note: I'm a bird fan!
This house is a captivating snippet of early Key West settlement. The estate is a fine example of the possessions and dwellings of a wealthy salvor, Captain Geiger. The furniture, doors, construction methods, and the cookhouse are noteworthy. I was particularly interested in what appear to be an early example of roller skates. Mr. Audubon's artwork may be purchased at the store. Student discount admission is available.
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