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.
Audubon House & Tropical Gardens reviews
So I'm a little biased because I got married here, but I have to say there is just something about the beautiful brick garden, oversized veranda and all the history of this house that makes me smile..... more »
We were surprised to learn that Audubon never set foot in the house and are still puzzled as to how they came up with the idea to combine what is a nicely restored home with all of Autubon's works on.... more »
We highly recommend visiting this house if you have 1 hr to spare. We saw lizards running around all over the beautiful garden. The brief history rundown was super informative and interesting. The house itself is in good condition and the replicas of each room makes it feel like you’re transported in time.
Loved the tour and all the amazing items inside as well as the beautiful paintings. A must for people who love history!
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