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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  • We were spending the day in Key West and had never gone here. It’s is a great way to spend an hour or two. You mostly are on your own - reading and learning. My husband just loved these roller skates(...  more »
  • Well, it's not really the Audubon family House, but John Audubon did visit here, may well have used the house as a base for bird discovery in the keys. Many Audubon paintings are displayed, it is a wo...  more »
  • My two teenage sons and I took this tour in order to seek out the rumored ghost that is said to lurk there. It is also said that in one of the rooms where children died you feel sadness and depression...  more »
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  • This should be named the Geiger house as Audubon never stayed here. That being said a very well kept historical property that does have a lot of information on Audubon when he was in Key West. It also has some original prints from the first editions of his books and drawings. Admission was 13.00 with discount (make sure to say plant a tree, go to website for more info). Plan to spend two or so hours here going through property and three story house. If you like old style architecture you will enjoy. Everything from carpet on floors to wallpaper, paint, and decorations is period correct.
  • Definitely worth a visit if you love birds and local history. The tour guide was amazing and extremely helpful and the guy in the gift shop was a huge source of knowledge for the area. Birds are great, please give this place all your money (or, you know, just 14 bucks) and check out the amazing birds and prints.
  • Charming location beautiful garden which was affected however by the hurricane. I felt it was a little pricey for what you got. However I truly enjoyed wandering into the home and stepping back into time. The Audubon prints are Exquisite expensive but absolutely breathtaking.
  • My daughter held her wedding here. Excellent location!
  • Love this place! It’s beautiful and full of history. I love art so the Audubon prints everywhere made me happy. Definitely better than the Hemingway House.
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