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Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, Key West

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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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  • This is a great self guided tour of an old house from one of the original families of Key West. Property is beautiful and house has been nicely restored as a museum. Audubon is just a small part of.....  more
    This is a great self guided tour of an old house from one of the original families of Key West. Property is beautiful and house has been nicely restored as a museum. Audubon is just a small part of.....  more »
  • We loved having the house and grounds to ourselves. The docent gave a very detailed introduction and overview that set the stage for an enjoyable self- guided exploration. You’ll learn more about the....  more
    We loved having the house and grounds to ourselves. The docent gave a very detailed introduction and overview that set the stage for an enjoyable self- guided exploration. You’ll learn more about the....  more »
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  • 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.
  • Doesn't really have anything to do with Audubon other than maybe he visited but the house, architecture and furniture are beautiful period items. The grounds are limited but nice and the staff was knowledgeable and pleasant. We dig the more cultural side of Key West and this diversion was worth it. 15.00 a person

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