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Audubon House & Tropical Gardens

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205 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6522
+1 305-294-2116
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My Daughter's Wedding was here

This place was AWESOME for the wedding of a lifetime. The grounds are spectacular with flowers and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dennis R
Not really his house

Not really John Audubon's house but the Geiger house in Key West where he spent a week in 1832... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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The home of Capt. John H. Geiger, harbor pilot and master wrecker, was built between 1846 and 1849. Slated for destruction in 1958, it was saved by the Mitchell Wolfson Family Foundation, a nonprofit educational institution. This large scale restoration was the first of its kind in Key West, thus sparking the restoration movement in Key West.Antique enthusiasts will appreciate the unique quality of the furnishings displayed in the Audubon House Museum. All furnishings reflect the elegance and comfortable living enjoyed for a wealthy family in Key West during the mid-1800’s. 31 of the original hand colored Antique engravings of the 22 birds J.J. Audubon painted in the Florida Keys during his 6 week visit in 1832 can be seen throughout the House. In addition to informative reading panels, an introduction to the property and its history will be given by your guide, and then you will roam the house and gardens at your leisure. Varieties of orchids and bromeliads emerge from the foliage and trees to surprise you with their vibrant blooms. Native plants and exotics provide an environment that is reminiscent of old Key West. Trees and plants are labeled with their common names, Latin names, and country of origin. This is the finest tropical garden in the Florida Keys. You may even catch a glimpse of some of our local birds! The garden tour also includes a self-guided visit to the Cook House. Houses of the period in the Florida Keys did not have inside kitchens as they were sources of heat and of course, fire hazards. A visit to the Audubon Gallery of Fine Arts will take you through the wonderful world of original Audubon Antique hand painted lithographs. The original Antique prints of some of J.J. Audubon’s contemporaries are also available for sale.The Museum Shop offers a wide selection of unique one-of-a-kind gifts, home décor, Antiques and educational materials.Our lush tropical gardens can be the site of your event:, whether you are planning a wedding or a corporate event. Let us make your event happen.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
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205 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6522
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place was AWESOME for the wedding of a lifetime. The grounds are spectacular with flowers and shrubs and tall shady trees and the staff bent over backwards to make this event one I will remember until the day I die. Everything, including the bathrooms,...More

Thank Dennis R
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AudubonHouse, Manager at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Aw!! Thank you, Dennis!! We love hosting weddings on our property and we are always happy to hear that the day was perfect for our couples! Thank you again for a wonderful review and for also sharing that day with us! It's always an honor!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not really John Audubon's house but the Geiger house in Key West where he spent a week in 1832 doing paintings of regional birds. Price for the tour is comparable to other tours in the city... however at the Hemingway House and The Truman Little...More

Thank JohnS3MD
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AudubonHouse, Manager at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We appreciate you taking the time to review our property! As you mention, Audubon did not live in the house, but it commemorates his visit and displays his work. We are sorry you were not impressed with our tour format. In truth, our most frequently...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Unless you are a real Audubon nut bypass this one. Most of the Audubon resources are available in the gift shop which you can visit for free. You can see much prettier gardens elsewhere and the House is nothing special.More

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AudubonHouse, Manager at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the property. We are sorry you found it to be less than your expectations. As far as pricing, we are in line or less expensive than the other museums on the island and also run as a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum commemorates Audubon’s 1832 visit to Key West. He was famed naturalist, known for his bird portraits. Now, the entire house is decorated with his life-size paintings of birds of North America. The gentleman that met me at the front was very nice and...More

Thank Acidov
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AudubonHouse, Manager at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your great review! We are glad to see that you appreciated the different aspects of the property and hope you had a wonderful trip!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Audubon House in April 2018. Enter through the small building on the right where the gift shop is located. Waiting for the tour to begin we noticed the items in the gift shop are high quality, well above much of what you...More

Thank LifeIsKismet
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AudubonHouse, Manager at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We so appreciate you taking the time to leave a wonderful and thorough review of the property! We are very proud of our grounds, shop, gallery and of course the house itself. Thank you for your visit and we hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite destinations in Key West. Beautiful grounds and a great opportunity to buy a few of Audubon's artworks.

Thank Michelle M
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AudubonHouse, Manager at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you! We love our repeat visitors! We hope you had a great trip and look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A three story icon in Key West, worth seeing even without the Audubon connection. A preserved house first owned by one of the earliest Key West barons, eventually donated. The original Audubon pages alone are worth the admission. The serenity of the place counteracts the...More

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AudubonHouse, Manager at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely rating! It is an amazing peaceful spot to reboot and relax in the midst of all the craziness! We hope you had a great vacation!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Audubon's framed copies were beautifully displayed in this very well preserved home with period furniture. The Docent's depth of knowledge about Audubon's life and works in his 15 minute presentation was extraordinary. And the museum is air conditioned!

Thank Richard W
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AudubonHouse, Manager at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate you taking the time to leave an excellent review! We are very lucky to have some amazing docents here and we are so happy that you enjoyed your visit! Thank you again and we hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

If you’re into nature or authenic historical homes it’s well worth the visit. The Audubon collection is beautiful.

Thank rfire
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AudubonHouse, Manager at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aw! Thank you! We agree and we are very proud of the property and collection. We hope you had a wonderful trip to the Florida Keys!

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

It was quite interesting to learn that there were people who benefited from wrecks on the reefs of Key West. Ships were even lured with lights to the reefs, and the salvagers, called wreckers, rushed out to save the cargo and any crew. The cargo...More

Thank NancyLee_10
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AudubonHouse, Manager at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed the history of the house and it's former owners! Thank you for taking the time to leave an excellent review! The house was dubbed the Audubon House when it was opened to commemorate his visit to the Keys since he...More

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Thomas L
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Street parking only as the house is in a residential area.
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Hi Valerie! I'm so excited for you. This was my first trip to Key West and I loved every minute. There are so many things to do. Most are walking distance which shouldn't be a problem if you are used to NYC walking. Remember... More
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Our admission rate is $12.00 for adults, $7.50 for students and $5.00 for children. Admission is free for children 6 and under.
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