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The Oldest House

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Address: 322 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 305 294 9501
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Interesting tour

Knowledgeable people describing home. One of the few free activities the whole family can enjoy. Dog friendly activity.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Portland, Connecticut

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Portland, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Knowledgeable people describing home. One of the few free activities the whole family can enjoy. Dog friendly activity.

Thank Ctsue1
Washington, DC, United States
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There's nothing unique to see at the Oldest House, however, if you're strolling by on Duval Street, it's worth 15 minutes to drop in, read a sheet about its history, and see the furnishings. There was not a tour but there were knowledgeable docents on hand to answer questions and share information about the house and its former inhabitants. Had... More 

Thank John C
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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408 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is free of charge and a self tour although it appears someone will answer questions. No need as you can read the panels in the house. Beautiful period pieces in the house as well as the kitchen in back. Nice place to sit on a bench and enjoy the peacefulness.

Thank Nancy O
Sarasota, Florida
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128 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not a history fanatic but I enjoyed this adorable place. No grand plantation nor mansion yet real and heart warming. Tucked down a drive just off Duvall half way down. Like the authentic pieces and greetor. Free and takes 15 minutes so well worth the visit.

1 Thank Lynn M
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82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes it is the oldest house. However, it's just the oldest house in Key West. It's not like the oldest in St. Augustine and it's not as interesting as the Hemingway house. Admittedly it is free and it is right downtown so why not check it out.

Thank pnutandbensparents
Palm Coast, Florida
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534 reviews
292 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting and free attraction. See and hear about the oldest house in Key West and the second oldest in Florida. The tour guide was very informative. The admission is free! Donations are appreciated.

Thank Arvid O
Quebec City, Canada
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123 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free access, located on Duval street Lovely history of the family living there, Only the main floor can be visited. Also the only surviving cook house. Maps of Old Key West and the house location before the move, You won't believe what Duval street looked like before... In the back yard, you can view panels on the history of Mallory... More 

Thank Dominique L
Marion, South Carolina
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101 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a small place but worth a peek inside , and restrooms in the back while walking down the streets of Key West and need to go :P

1 Thank 949JessicaK
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free entrance, but tip is appreciated. Nice story of the history, old pictures and furniture still there.

1 Thank jbruijntjes
Richboro, Pennsylvania
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154 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nicely-maintained home, garden, and exhibits in the middle of the community. It's certainly worth a stop and a few pictures if you're already in the neighborhood. Self-guided.

1 Thank Nan5049

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