The Audubon House & Tropical Gardens is a beautiful mansion that was built in 1840 for Captain John Huling Geiger and his family. Geiger made his fortune in the shipwreck industry, which flourished during that time period. In 1958, the dilapidated house was slated for demolition, but the Mitchell Wolfson Family Foundation stepped in and restored the house to its former glory. It has been wonderfully kept up to this day, and it now serves as a museum that shows the way of life of a wealthy Key West family during the late 19th century.
The house features unique period furniture, as well as an extensive collection of hand-painted original lithographs of famous naturalist John James Audubon. Don’t miss the wonderful tropical gardens with winding brick pathways that will take you past amazing orchids, crotons, bromeliads, and tropical palms.
205 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida, Phone: 305-294-2116 Photo: Audubon House & Tropical Gardens
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