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Audubon House and Tropical Gardens

John James Audubon © Public Domain
John James Audubon © Public Domain

The restored homestead of Audubon and Tropical Gardens was originally built in the 1840s by Captain John Geiger, a harbour pilot and wrecker. It now contains the works of renowned orinithologist, John James Audubon who visited the Florida Keys in 1832 and completed drawings of 18 previously undiscovered birds in the gardens of this house. Audubon House has been furnished in the typical style of a prosperous Key West home of its era. Audio tours are available. In addition to exploring the house visitors can enjoy wandering through the gardens, planted with orchids, bromeliads, and other tropical plants.

Address: 205 Whitehead St, Key West

E-mail: audubonhouse@audubonhouse.org

Website: www.audubonhouse.com

Telephone: (305) 294 2116

Opening times: Daily 9.30am - 4.15pm

Admission: $14 adults, $5 children, other concessions available