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The Oldest House

Address: 322 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 305 294 9501
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Ranked #30 of 93 Attractions in Key West
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Illinois City, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This house just opened to tours the first week in January. The house is small as are the grounds. The tours are given by volunteers that seem very knowledgeable about the house and family. Donations are appreciated. More Key West history learned and enjoyed!

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edenton
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This place is free of charge. Meaning- no cost. You self-tour the grounds and get a docent for the two main buildings. Not sure how anybody can complain about any type of free tour in Key West! it is almost surreal to be wandering by in the bustle of Duval Street and then suddenly step through the gate and into... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We walked by and said hey let's stop. Enthusiastic docents tell a good story. The house is interesting and the gardens are lovely. Clean bathrooms available and $1 bottles of water. Sit in the garden and enjoy the quiet.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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150 reviews 150 reviews
27 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
10 helpful votes 10 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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153 helpful votes 153 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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