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Address: 322 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 305 294 9501
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we passed here on a tour but they did not stop

We passed here on a tour but they did not stop, the place is for viewing only from outside!! But the story was nice to hear.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful little piece of history! Tucked away in a little spot on Duval you will find this charming house. Take the tour during the day, well worth it! Also, Key West Ghost and Mysteries tour goes to the house at night (just in the back) but be sure to take that tour first as there is a sad tale with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We passed here on a tour but they did not stop, the place is for viewing only from outside!! But the story was nice to hear.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

this little property tucked away on Duval is so sweet and charming. You could dust feel the history in this house from the furnishings to the lighting and flooring. The back yard grounds were so pretty. I would love to just have a tea party back there! It was nice break from the craziness of Duval! PEACEFUL!

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We decided to just stop in while walking down Duval. It was well worth the visit. There is a very nice garden with a self guided tour around it and clean bathrooms in the back. The house is charming and there is a volunteer who will answer questions. They also sell bottle water and can soda for a $1.00 can't... More 

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Springfield, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is a wonderful little gem and well worth a visit. It's centrally located right there on Duvall Street. You'll probably pass it while walking and wonder, "Hey, what is that?" What I love about it is that it's free, and it's a little bit of history right there for the taking. I've also attended a special event here with... More 

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Teri B, Administrator at The Oldest House, responded to this review

I am very glad you found us. We love to tell the history of this old house. More 

Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is a great tour and a nice piece of history of Old Key West. The History Society has done a great job with this beautiful house. Their docents are friendly and fast. Specially in a hot day!! :-)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A tiny place hidden on Duval Street. Takes a "donation" to walk through the house. A cool little stop if you are cruising down Duval.

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Thank you for stopping by our historic home. More 

Blue Springs, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This museum starts out on a cheesy note but really improves pretty quickly. Great look into the business of wrecking. Very interesting facts and history of this somewhat questionable trade. Finishes with a great view of the island from the tower.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I read some of the other reviews and I am in agreement with most. It's historic, interesting but certainly not mind blowing! But non of that matters, this is typical of the people of key west who have so much pride in their island to restore the house at their cost, ensure it has the genuine furniture and provide free... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Loved this little find on Duval Street, we almost missed it. Free and has public restrooms open during the day. This is a great place to stop and rest at during the day. Very small,very old, very cute home

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