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Address: 322 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 305 294 9501
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Sweet little museum - and it was free

I enjoyed this quaint little house and it's gardens. It was surprising how quiet there is inside although it is located in a busy and noisy street. It only takes a few moments to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I enjoyed this quaint little house and it's gardens. It was surprising how quiet there is inside although it is located in a busy and noisy street. It only takes a few moments to see it but it was nice and relaxing. Wish the upstairs had been open to the public too. Best of all it was free and a... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We often walk past this house when we are in Key West. This trip, we decided to tour the house and it was an awesome experience. The tour guide gave us the history and answered all of our questions. Besides the house there are interesting, educational facilities on the property, such as the Cook's House and historical information boards. There... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Not living the island life, it was interesting learning some of the stories and what the families went through in the past. The home was actually moved from another location at some point and was fascinating to see some of the old items I've never seen before. Not a must see but its free and I felt like it was... More 

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Higganum, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It's free and educational! Friendly staff too! It's simple and doesn't take too long... I'm so glad we had a chance to stop here!

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Grounds were pretty but not much to see vs any other old house and was not impressed with the staff. Free so worth a walk in

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Rockford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My husband and I were with a tour that brought us here for an outing. This is okay, but not that outstanding. The backyard is mostly shaded, so it's nice to get out of the crowds and sun for awhile in Key West. If you have little time however, make sure to see the Little White House instead.

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Vermont, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were delighted to come across this house tour when walking down Duval Street. It has a sweet little backyard, with some outbuildings toward the rear that contain the cleanest and most pleasant restrooms in Key West. The house is even air conditioned, so it was a very restful break in our day of sightseeing. The docent was very informative... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We were on a senior tour enjoying historic Key West. We stopped here and enjoyed touring the oldest house. Many antiques graced the house. Volunteers were on hand to provide information and history of the house. It is available for weddings and would make a beautiful scenic setting in the garden. The little house in the rear was the cooks... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A Key West tradition for 53 years, is to pucker up at noon on March 7. For the Conch Shell Blowing. The contest is held at the Oldest House, 322 Duval st. Admission is free. But you can book the venue: Parties, Weddings, Inc. The garden is beautiful. A couple of staff are on hand to give a history lecture... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We booked this venue for our wedding. It was perfect. We did not want a beach wedding and was looking for something different. We wanted a venue that would be intimate enough for 30 guests. The garden was perfect. The staff was wonderful! They were very easy to work with and made sure every last detail was taken care of.... More 

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