Audubon House and Tropical Gardens
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 ornithologist 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
Telephone: (305) 294 2116
Opening times: Daily 9.30am - 4.15pm
Admission: $14 adults, $5 children, other concessions available