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The Oldest House

322 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
305 294 9501
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Ranked #32 of 84 attractions in Key West
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Stopped in on a hot July day because of the AC. Boy was I in for a surprise. What a charming little house with a wonderful story to go with it. So glad to see the preservation of history in a quirky little town.

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Tampa,Fl
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74 reviews 74 reviews
62 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Right on Duval we saw the free sign and decided to go in. Down a long walkway you enter the home from the back. The gentleman who was there told us stories about the old overseas highway, which we thought was very interesting. Its a rather small home there were still some collectables inside. Some of the pictures were interesting... More

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Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stopped in for this free attraction which was a very nice surprise. The grounds, gardens and house is kept up very well and the information about the house was interesting. We always love these small places where history reigns!!

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Mississippi
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This was a very pleasant visit off of Duval Street. The best part was it was FREE! We did however make a donation. I was not impressed with the hostess. When trying to learn more about Key West's culture and the natives, I mentioned Europeans from Spain that had settled the area. She said that she did not consider the... More

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Temecula, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Wasn't expecting to find such a gem on bustling Duval Street. This house is a free attraction that is a great way to learn a bit more about Key West and its past! The volunteer working was very knowledgeable and told us so much about the history. There is no fee to see the house inside, however you can leave... More

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North Canton, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We just happened to find this place while on one of our many walks. You walk back a sidewalk to an outdoor area that is fairly large considering you are in the heart of the action on Duval St. There are volunteers inside the house that are more than happy to share info. and answer your questions.

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IL
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We enjoyed learning about the house and its owners from the nice lady at the house. She was very pleasant to listen to and had a lot of information. A nice break from restaurants & shops on Duval St.

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Villa Park, Illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Very interesting house. It's history, and well, just the house. It's a world apart even though it's right on Duval. It's free, although they do ask for donations and want you to sign the guest book. They get funding based on the number of people that come through. If you like old homes and the history that goes with them,... More

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Dalton, Georgia, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Very inexpensive if you are planning to rent this location as a 'venue' Room for tables, a band and dancing as long as your guest list is UNDER one hundred..Not much to see as a tourist attraction. Although it is right on Duval Street.

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Key West, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

cute little place to see what life was like over 100 years ago. Keep an eye out for the old cook house. Only took a few minutes to see house and gardens. Free , but I gave small donation.

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