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The Oldest House

322 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
305 294 9501
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Ranked #28 of 71 Attractions in Key West
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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125 reviews 125 reviews
20 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We happened upon this house and took about 30 min to check it out. It was about a million degrees outside but it was nice and cool inside the house and the gardens. The tour guide was delightful, and we really enjoyed learning more about the history of Key West. Worth a stop!

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Hertford, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Very Interesting. Well versed docent explained a bit about Key West and the house's place on the island.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Fascinating place and lovely to see how it would have been to live on the island in the 1800s with no running water or electricity. However it was very much something we stumbled on and there didn't seem to be any proper guide to the place just some old guy who let you in!

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Columbus, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I had noticed this house the last time I visited Key West, so I had already made up my mind to visit this time. We had a brief history of the house and original family when first arriving and then got to walk around on our own. The lady was there to answer any questions we might have had. Not... More

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Tavares, Florida
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258 reviews 258 reviews
158 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Enjoyed touring the house and gardens. The docent was friendly and very knowledgable. Learned a lot of history in a short time. Some say the house is haunted but I didn't feel any kind of spiritual activity. The ghosts must've been chillin in the garden drinking lemonade under a tree. The tour is free but donations are greatly appreciated. Definitely... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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142 reviews 142 reviews
32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

On Duval Street and complimentary entrance. This should be a site no one should miss. This little house will take you back to the 19th century. Hours are 10-4pm.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I had gone in a ghost tour and saw this house at night. We returned the next day to tour the grounds. The docent was very knowledgable and it was great to walk through the first floor. A must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It's for free and if your around you need to stop in to say you did. Very fast to see, beautiful and interesting!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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
122 helpful votes 122 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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