We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice example of Ket West home”

Audubon House & Tropical Gardens
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 19.95*
and up
Key West Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Trolley Tour
Ranked #24 of 169 things to do in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice example of Ket West home”
Reviewed 11 March 2012

Nice example of early Key West architecture and garden.

Helpful?
1 Thank Aok98
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

512 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    256
    182
    57
    13
    4
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great art and interesting history”
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Expected to visit HIS house but the tour was interesting and the art work stunning . Good tour and value

Helpful?
1 Thank SallyOx
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, England
Level Contributor
65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
“Four things in one and see major part of Key West history”
Reviewed 8 March 2012

You get 4 for 1 here at the Audubon House:
1. see where Audubon spent 6 weeks in 1832. see the original engravings of amazing birds
2. see the house of one of the richest men in key west in 1840. this was the trendy place to be seen!
3. wee the house before it was revived in 1960s and kick started the revival movement
4. see the stunning gardens

to see my full review of the Audubon House with loads of pics:
http://keywestlookout.blogspot.com/2012/03/audubon-house.html

for all things for a Key West vacation:
http://keywestlookout.blogspot.com/

Visited March 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank ChiswickTurnhamGreen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
pa
Level Contributor
32 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Been there done that”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

To expensive for what you get. Cost $11 per person. The outside gardens were nice but can see that without doing the house tour which is a 5 min speech

Visited March 2012
Helpful?
Thank FisherGirlPa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful, serene stop in the middle of Key West”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

We were riding our bikes down Whitehead Street and stopped in. What a beautifully restored home and gardens! Worth a stop and check it out.

Helpful?
1 Thank GAnnK
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Audubon House & Tropical Gardens also viewed

Key West, Florida Keys
Key West, Florida Keys
 

Been to Audubon House & Tropical Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing